The other day, our Pastor to Seniors was sitting in my office relaying a story to me about his wife who has been struggling with some pain issues recently and waiting for healing. He found her one night in bed crying and she told him that she had been thinking of the song, Make Me Willing. It was a song they both knew well, but one that was unknown to me. He then shared with me the words to the song.
Make me willing to wait patiently
for the answers I’ve prayed for so long.
Make me willing to listen to Thee
and to say “not my will, but Thine be done”.
Make me willing to thank Thee for tears
And for the heartaches that cause me to pray.
Will you make me a vessel the Master can use
Keep me willing the rest of my days.
My Father points the way to go
Then makes the way for me.
He tells me I must trust in Him
My faith will help me see.
The road may not be easy
The testing will be great
But then my Lord reminds me
That He will help me wait.
I know that he was sharing them as part of the story of his wife’s struggles, but the words hit a chord with me as well.
I have been waiting for years to see how God will bring to pass the calling He has placed on my life.
I have been waiting for years to be healed of the depression that I struggle with regularly.
I have been waiting for years to see the fullness of blessing promised to those who give to the Lord.
I have been waiting for months for relief from the sinus issues that are plaguing me.
And sometimes, in each of these situations, it is hard to wait, because I want to see results and relief now.
But the words to this song melted something within me.
Lord, make me willing to wait on You, however long it takes, whatever route it takes.
Make me willing.
(Song begins at 2:24.)