We all have come across those unexpected roadblocks and detours, derailing our expected plans. We often view them as such a nuisance and inconvenience, zapping away our time. I mean seriously…we have places to go and people to see. We have an agenda.
We want to get things done.
It’s funny how we can place these same expectations on God’s timing. We want Him to grant our wishes and desires right now. Amen? We get so accustomed to having things done our way. Our fast food fast and our favorite t.v. shows at the click of a button.
We expect things to get wrapped up immediately…and we place this same expectation on God.
Doesn’t He hear our prayer? Does He not sense the urgency? Why is He not doing anything! It would be so easy to shout out orders like a commanding officer. Telling God what to do and when. But when we act with such arrogance, are we truly allowing God to be God? Or instead, are we trying to take over for Him?
However, not all is lost. We have a God who hears our cry. One who is attentive to our concerns and worries.
“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” Psalm 62:8
We are also told to not give up hope.
We may not be able to see how our situation could possibly turn out for our good, or how God could possibly be glorified through it all. From our vantage point, we not see the big view. It’s possible God is doing something bigger and greater than we can even imagine. Why, it could be possible He’s even changing you! Teaching you patience, drawing nigh unto Him, learning to lean in times of weakness, recognizing His voice in the quiet times…although we may not understand what God is up to, we can trust…
God is always up to something good!
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!” Psalm 84:11-12
We were supposed to leave next week to pick up our adopted son, Comerson, in Haiti. But apparently, God has other plans and we have had to hit “pause.” There come times in life when you cannot see, think, or imagine what God is doing. And it is at moments like these, we learn to trust and believe.