In the Waiting Room

We’re all waiting. Every person hopes and prays for something. God promises us in his holy Word, that in this world we will have trouble, but he will be with us. So we wait with hands held open. Waiting for a child to turn back around. Waiting for the remission date. Waiting for our loved one to make progress and thrive.

Healing prayers are lifted up in golden bowls before the throne of God. Anointing oil seeps into the pores. Music fills our ears. The two-edged sword is held up battle ready. Tears fall in our war rooms soaking the prayer shawls and floors. Face-down like Moses was in the wilderness.


Friends and family come to squeeze a hand, hold us in a hug, convince us to eat, pray with and over us. Days turn into weeks, turn into months, and sometimes years. We’re longing for a breakthrough. Waiting for a sign. Faith is strong, but unbelief tries to sneak in. We long for your presence Lord. Sometimes this life is so hard it makes us eager for the next life up there, with you. You parted the sea, you raised the dead, you made the deaf hear. We know you can, we pray you will move in our dark night of trial. This waiting room of life can be lonely and frightening.

We know your everlasting arms uphold, and your heavenly wings cover us. Praise you Lord, for who you are—the God of restoration, the one who brings salvation for our souls. We will boast of your wonderful works, giving you all the honor and glory.

We look up, the sun is shining through the gray clouds, offering hope to face another day. Great is your faithfulness oh Lord.


About Myrna Folkert

Myrna is an author who desires to use her gifts to glorify God. She's created this blog to tell stories of her childhood, musings about life, motherless daughters, grief and loss, faith in God, her family history, and facts about the Long QT syndrome. She also has a hearing condition called Tinnitus. Doing interviews with motherless daughters like herself are of great interest. Join in discussions by following this blog and commenting. She would love to hear your stories about life. Myrna is a Christ follower, wife, mother, sister, friend, aunt, and cousin. She was an elementary school teacher for 27 years; now works in her church, and a few other volunteer activities such as Hospice doing "Life Reviews" and Vigils. Myrna loves to read, write, listen to music, go to concerts, and take pictures. Her favorite pastime is boating with her husband near the beautiful shores of West Michigan.
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13 Responses to In the Waiting Room

  1. Joan Dougan says:

    Loved “The waiting”. Good for us all to hear again.


  2. srennick12 says:

    A wonderful lift of praise in the waiting, remember life in full right at this moment. 🙂 Your FMF Neighbor #42, Sarah


  3. They tell me it is far too late,
    they tell me I should let life go.
    They say I should accept my fate,
    but dude, I do not think so.
    They tell me that the road must end,
    that all now wait for me to die,
    that I might consider death a friend
    if I look through holy eyes.
    They tell me that enough’s enough,
    “Go gentle into that good night,”
    but I am made of other stuff,
    and have just begun this fight.
    Like Ulysses, I won’t yield,
    and will leave it all out on the field.


  4. Jane Klingenberg says:



    • Love you back Janie!❤️


    • Lois D. Dumar says:

      Thank you Myrna: Sorry to be so late, but since Nov. 22 I have been trying to get over the loss of Husband Number 3. We had 5 wonderful years together and then God took him home. Thank God for His plans for each of us. Thank you for this writing. Such encouragement, for this time.
      AND (please do not stop writing) Yes, I too remember little things my father said and did almost every day. Their lives are built into ours. And then we have mothers!!
      Much love,
      Aunt Lois


  5. Carol says:

    Thank you for that today, Myrna!


  6. Karen Lillibridge says:

    Loved it! Your pictures are so amazing! 😊

    Sent from my iPhone 🦉



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