This season of life has been full of ups and downs, lessons, tests, and so many other things that have grown me in areas I didn’t realized needed growth.
Looking out onto the pond in my backyard one morning, I was thinking of all the things that the Lord is asking me to trust Him with at this stage of life. How He has done things completely differently than I thought, closed doors that I was sure were meant to be open, and totally wrecked me in my own logic. I sat there and thought to myself, “How is He going to bring this about?”. Lately, I have felt so helpless in my thought processes. Sometimes, I don’t even really know how to think, or how to focus my thinking.
But maybe that’s where I am supposed to be in this transitional season. In a place where I have no choice but to let go of trying to “figure it out”. Maybe this is the place God has been trying to bring me to all this time. The place where I forget about what makes sense, what seems right, what seems good, what I can understand. The place where I release my white knuckled hands from the situation so that my Daddy God can do what He does best and handle it all for me. I mean, it is His life after all (that’s what I told Him when I committed it to Him long ago).
Anyway, sitting in that muggy air listening for God’s voice, I recall all the “Re’s” that keep us in the times of waiting and/or uncertainty.
Remember. Recount. Remind. Reminisce.
Remember His character. Recount His goodness. Remind yourself of His truth. Reminisce on His faithfulness.
Who needs logic when we have all that? Logic is not in the same playing field as faith.
“I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. Your way, oh God, is holy. what god is great like our God?” Psalm 77:11-13
My friend, if you are waiting on God. You do not wait in vein. You wait with assurance. Our God is mighty, faithful, and full of steadfast love. Trust Him.
In Christ, J.E. Berry