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Life In The Time Of Coronavirus Lockdown Diary Day 29: Waiting

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woman in white shirt and socks looking out the window waiting

If there's a level in waiting, I'd say I'm an expert by now.

I've waited for God's answers to my prayers for a long time.

He's tested my patience, increased my faith and pruned me during that long waiting period. And now I find myself waiting again.


Life in the Time of Coronavirus


Lockdown Diary Day 29: Waiting

I think we are always waiting for something at certain times.

We wait for our water to boil so we can enjoy our tea or cereal.
We wait for our flights. (Oh, traveling! I forgot how that feels. 😅)
We wait for a client's reply if a project is a go or a no.
We wait for a movie to premier after watching several trailers online.
We wait for our food delivery to arrive and hope it comes before we turn into a hangry (hungry + angry) monster.

We wait for this pandemic to be finally over.

I don't know about you but sometimes I feel sick and tired of hearing about the news.

Bad news after bad news. 2020 is really kicking all our asses.

What have you been waiting for lately?


Joyful are those who listen to me, watching for me daily 
at my gates, waiting for me outside my home! 
-Proverbs 8:34


I don't know about you but the waiting period is not exactly a joyful phase. Especially when you're not sure if the answer you've been waiting for is what you expect or not.

Aristotle said:

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

When I was discerning if marriage was for me, I stayed single for a long time.

I kissed dating goodbye. (That's a book title but I haven't read it)
I enjoyed every me-time I could have. Oh, I had ample back then.

Yes, I was happy. But there were long, lonely, cold nights.

Gfycat

When I was waiting for my life after graduation to start, I was reviewing for the board exam. 

There were a lot of terms and formulas to memorize. I have no idea how I passed it. I'd say only by God's grace. 🤣

But the waiting period between after the exam until it was announced was filled with tension. It wasn't particularly joyful.

This quarantine period is fine. 

Because I'm working from home for years now, quarantine is not new to me. 

All these things going on around the world though were getting to me as the days go by. 

It's different knowing you're staying home because you want to and staying home because you're forced to.

We humans love our freedom, don't we?

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So this lockdown has somehow messed with my mental health.

There was a time when I had to disconnect. I had to take refuge in God's presence like never before. 

I had to desperately search for things to keep my mind off the crisis.

I felt like a fish out of water hopelessly trying to breathe.

Thankfully, distancing from the news and social media helped. 

See the simple therapies I found on my previous entries.

The whole world is waiting with bated breath for when we can all finally step out of the house, hug each other again and enjoy our freedom.

When will that be? 

I don't know.

It's not easy waiting alone. But knowing we're in this together makes it a little better.

Your turn

  • How long do you think this quarantine will last?
  • What do you do while waiting for something?

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