I'm sitting in a lobby in a hospital waiting for my husband to leave the recovery room after minor surgery. A volunteer said that waiting was the hardest part. I completely disagree.
Waiting is a spectator event. While waiting, I have my electronic gadgets with wiFi, magazines, people-watching, snacks. Waiting is an amazing past time.
What is difficult is worrying while you wait. Worrying is the hard part and a colossal waste of brain power. What is solved by worry? Will the outcome of the surgery change if I worry?
We Christians are waiting for the return of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I am not worried about that. I know it will happen. I know where I stand in the great scheme of things eternal.
Because I have peace of mind in my eternal future and that of my husband, there is no room for worry. If the prognosis is a bad report, that's sad, but not eternal. The bad news will pass one day.
No, I've no place for worry this side of glory. The promises of God in Christ are yes and amen.