What is this “patience” you speak of?

Patience?  What is THAT?  I thought I’d been learning to be patient.  And I have been patient…in SOME areas of my life.  It’s funny how history repeats itself, isn’t it?  The history of the human heart?  Perhaps that is another reason the Bible is such a great how-to guide.  I’ve been writing “My Psalms” for a few years now (when I say a few, I mean, like, seven).  When I look back on some of them, I can’t believe how close they relate to a present situation.  Why write new ones when I said what I wanted to say well before?  I feel it’s getting that way with some of my blog posts, as well.

Therefore, let me re-blog to you, a post I wrote almost a year ago.  Let me catch you back up where I was then?  In Milwaukee, on a summer missions project.  God really got ahold of me there and spoke to me in areas I’d kind of been ignoring him in the past.  I worry, a lot.  I don’t always have much patience.  BUT, God is patient with me, and continues to remind me that I need to be patient and not worry so much about things that aren’t even in my control.

“Don’t Worry,” re-blog <– click on this.  You should.  ‘Cuz it’s why I wanted to write this “prologue” of sorts.

My sight is set on you, oh Lord, let nothing interfere.

I pray that you are all I seek, that nothing else appears.

You, Lord, make me happy, and I need nothing more.

I want you to help me find me, down to my core.

I trust in you, oh Lord my God, I pray that it is so.

Only you can comfort me, giving me peace where e’er I go.

Your word is my light, so I will never lose my way.

I look only to you for guidance, day after day.

Lord, I place all trust in you, you are my perfect God.

You are my lover, my father, my best friend—we’re like two peas in a pod.

God, I’ve said before that all I am is yours.

Help me to remember it, for in you life soars!

What looks impossible for us is just right for you.

Help me to find patience, Lord, and to keep hearing your words so true!

“He got this,” the minister said in church this morning; “He got wha’ chew need!”

I got you, God, and you are indeed ALL I need!

–Anna Olson, July 7, 2011

Smiling with a constant trust (even when I’m not sure where that’s coming from), Anna =)^2

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