“Your post is awaiting moderation” is something we bloggers see a lot.
When we comment on someone else’s blog, depending on their settings, our comments have to wait for their approval before they’re displayed.
Ever felt like your prayer is awaiting moderation? in heaven? For, like, decades?
Prayers have four answers: Yes, wait-then-yes, no, wait-then-no. In descending order of fun.
I once found it tempting to think that at least “wait” didn’t mean “no”. But I then found that…no, that’s not how it works. Sometimes he has us wait – for years – and then says no.
And that’s rough.
It’s one thing to get a “no” right off the bat. At least you can deal with it then, get past the disappointment. But years of waiting and then a no? It feels almost cruel. Hopes gotten up and then dumped.
We can dodge these unpleasant truths if we want…
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