I was just praying over this "waiting" bit this morning. I likened my waiting to a man sitting in a pool of water. The water is calm all around and the temperature is comfy, warm, and very satisfying. Then, all of a sudden and without warning, a child jumps in and makes a huge splash. It sends waves rippling all around and disturbs the peaceful pool. This is how my "waiting" normally goes -- except for the fact that I am the one causing the waves to ripple around (my antsy frustration at work). The past couple of weeks have been especially troubling to me and it seems as though not just one child has jumped in, but a whole passel of them. They not only jumped in, but they did cannonballs and the water has not stopped splashing and spilling over the edges. My calm pool of submission has turned turbulent and it no longer affords peace.
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."