Singin’ Those Iron Man Blues


Lord, I’m singin’ those Blues again ’cause I don’t think I can keep doin’ this Iron Man Endurance thing You’ve got me in!

I mean, look at me God!

Do I look like some kind of Iron-Man marathoner to You?

Anymore of this waiting, and I confess, I don’t know what I’ll do with myself! I’m waiting on You to do something and nothing’s happening. Not. One. Blessed. Thing.

And You just keep on saying the same thing—WAIT.

It’s all this TIME. I don’t know what to DO with it! Each day I wonder, “How much longer must I wait?”

Okay, so I know I’m supposed to be learning patience. And, I’m trying God. I really am… but, yeah but. It’s hard.

  • Filling these days with something useful.
  • Something productive.
  • Something of value.

I wish I could do all this waiting without thinking, “Why are we wasting time?” I can think of lots of better things to do with my time than waiting.

Can’t you?

I guess that’s my real issue. I just can’t see any point in all this time going by. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. For what? It’s like this drum beating out it’s rhythms in my heart. My frustration builds to the point I think I’ll burst!

Isn’t there some way to do this that won’t drive me  crazy?

(Oh, please say yes.)

These waiting days are beginning to blur into some kind of mind numbing WAITING DAZE. My impatience ablaze. Eyes start to glaze. Looking for the next exit to this maze I’m in.

(See what I mean about going crazy?)

What. Are. We. Waiting. For?

Please speak Lord. I need to sing a different tune. Something more hopeful than these sad ol’  Iron-Man-Blues.

T.   his

I.    s

M. aking

E.  ndurance

(I was afraid You’d say that.)



“Stay with God!
Take heart. Don’t quit.
I’ll say it again:
Stay with God.”

Psalm 27:14  The Message