God’s Waiting Room

by | Jun 13, 2017 | Trusting God | 28 comments

Who would think that waiting for a phone call could be so hard? As I wait for the report from my precious husband’s MRI, I’m deeply aware that the results will have a great impact on many more lives than my own…lives like Gary’s dad (who recently lost his beloved wife of 63 years), our children, grandchildren and precious family, our “framily” (friends who have become as dear as family) and the countless number of people that Gary’s life has touched over the years.

So, what can I do when I find myself in God’s Waiting Room?
I’m reminded of David, the Psalmist, who had countless experiences in this hard place. We see a perfect example of this in Psalm 119:30-32.

I have chosen to be faithful; I have determined to live by your regulations. I cling to your laws. LORD, don’t let me be put to shame! I will pursue your commands, for you expand my understanding. (Psalm 119:30-32)

So how will I spend my time while I wait? Like David,

I will remember God’s faithfulness in the past and say that I’ve chosen to be faithful to Him because He has been faithful to me. His character hasn’t changed in this anxious moment, so I can trust Him, remembering that He has always been the One who has lovingly carried me.

 

I will also cling to God’ promises in the present as David did in his moments of waiting. I will remain confident that the Lord is in control today, just as He was yesterday and that He won’t let me down.

 

And finally, I will pursue the Holy One with all my heart in the future, no matter what the scans reveal. I will greatly rejoice for the wonderful days ahead of us if the spot is benign; and I’ll have hope in the promise that Gary will be dancing in heaven just a few seconds (in light of eternity) before me if his cancer has spread. Either way, our loving Father will be glorified

I am determined to worship God in the good times and the bad, knowing that the Holy One loves us more than we can ever imagine.

 

28 Comments

  1. Paula Hollier

    Precious Bev agreeing with you in my heart of hearts as tears stream down my cheeks!

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      Thank you Sweet Sister. I know this is hard for you too. I love you. ❤️

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  2. Sharon Morris

    Beautiful, Bev! Your faith is encouraging and uplifting! Love you and am praying for you, sweet one!

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      God is faithful yesterday, today and tomorrow. Thanks for your prayers sweet friend.

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  3. Judy Robbins

    Beautifully said Bev. We stand in agreement for God’s healing hand and loving mercy. I understand the waiting room and want to share my hope. I am a cancer survivor, 17 years out now. I underwent 6 months of aggressive chemotherapy and I am alive and well. Yes it was hard but every treatment I had,I imagined myself sitting in the lap of my Savior as he consoled me and loved on me. Just know that Randy and I are praying for your family and for His peace over all of you. That wonderful peace that surpasses all understanding. Judy

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      I’m so grateful that God spared your life. That’s so encouraging. Blessings to you, dear friend.

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  4. Sue Wauson

    I told Marc today that God answered my prayer years ago when I asked Him to let me live long enough to raise my kids. I was single at the time. He answered my prayers and gave me many years more! I do feel blessed! We don’t know what the future brings but we know that our Lord is with us every step of the way and God is good all the time! Love you both!

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      You are walking courageously through your battle with cancer, sweet Sue. You are in our prayers. ❤️

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  5. Rod Houston

    Amen Bev. That we should all be like Paul praising God in all things.

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      Thanks Rod for being such an encourager to our family. We are so grateful for you guys.

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  6. Judy Franks Taylor

    I do not personally know you or your husband but we have prayed for you and yours for several years. We know what it’s like to see a precious servant of the Lord walk in the shadows of the unknown and continue to serve the Lord. It is apparent that your desire is to see our Lord glorified and He will honor that desire! We will continue to pray with and for you and your family as you travel this journey.

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      Thank you so much for your prayers, Judy. We are overwhelmed by the love and concern from the body of Christ. ❤️

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  7. Hannah Bakke

    ❤️Love you❤️

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      I love you, too sweet Hannah. Thanks for the beautiful verse you created for us. ❤️

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  8. Sharon Bankhead

    How you bless me with every word you write. This is even more so as I lost my sister one year ago to brain cancer and my youngest brother is close to heaven’s door right now with Leukemia. But there is the hope that God gives us as we yield to Him and lean into His arms. You so eloquently show us all that beautiful picture of His love. Larry and I love you and Gary and we are praying for you, for Gary, for the medical team that care for him and for your family. This one thing we know: Gary is in the hands of the Great Physician and he WILL be healed! Love you!!

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      Thanks so much for your love and prayers. I’m continuing to pray for you and your family. ❤️

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  9. Kate Darnell

    Oh how you bare your heart and soul. We are praying for hope and healing. Your steadfastness is a loving example to us all.

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      It’s only by God’s power and grace that I’m able to be steadfast in this greatest trial of my life. Thanks for your encouragement. ❤️

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  10. Melissa

    I love you, Bev! We are on this journey with you , Gary and your family and will praise God with you in all circumstances….. through the tears and the laughter, the brightest days and on the darkest days, we will pray the loudest and not let Satan steal the joy we have in the promises of Jesus!!!

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      Amen and amen. Thanks for walking through this with us. You will never know how much that means to us. ❤️

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  11. Joy

    Thanks Bev…. I so needed to hear this message!!! I carry u, Gary & Daddy in my heart …..praying without ceasing for our precious family!! I love u my sister !!!

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      Oh sweet Joy. You are a wonderful baby sis to Gary and me. God will get us all through this. I love you.

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  12. Kym

    Your message is so inspiring. I’m going to share it with my aunt & cousins who are currently in their ‘own waiting room’ while my uncle is on a ventilator.

    Continued prayers for you all!

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      I’m so sorry for what your family is going through. I keep trying to remember that our time here on earth is just a few seconds in light of eternity. That gives me hope.
      I’m praying for you and your family. ❤️

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  13. Emily Dunnebacke

    I love you & your heart. And oh do I have much to learn from you! XOXO

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      You are a treasure to me and your Uncle Gary. Thanks for walking through this with us.

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  14. Jen Clary

    I love you both so much. Praying for y’all constantly. We can be on a plane at a moment’s notice. ❤️

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      Thanks so much, Sweet Jen. We are trusting our good, good Father and fighting this with His help. ❤️

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