“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.”
2 Peter 3:9
We’ve waited through another tough, long winter, and we want Spring.
We really, really want Spring.
I’m seeing pictures of other people’s gardens with tulips, daffodils, and green grass. I’m almost foaming at the mouth, I’m so eager to see some green.
But – it’s slow going.
I mean, just when the sun pops out and it feels like all that snow will melt, there it goes.
I’m telling you. It’s painful. It’s discouraging. It’s bordering on the ridiculous.
Yet in all my years upon this earth, spring has never failed to spring, so to speak. I know I’m my head it’s coming. For real.
Wow. It’s really hard when the going is so – slow.
I have to pinch myself and lean in to the truth to combat the frustration. The truth is – we are in a drought. We need this moisture. Every drop and drip that percolated into the depleted soil is one more future pretty flower.
Short term? Ugh. Ick. Dofntnjejsbsbdebsjsnss. Arrrrrgh.
Spring will come. And the snow will melt. And the plants will go farther on the precious meltwater that is trickling into the ground.
The same goes with God and His plans for us.
If you’re waiting for justice?
I hear you. It’s painful. It’s hard to wait, when justice remains so crooked and scarce in our world.
If you’re waiting to see a loved one that you’re desperately missing?
I hear you. It’s hard to wait when you just want one more hug and you can’t have it.
It seems as though God’s plan to bring ultimate justice and to reunite us with our loved ones is taking its sweet time. It’s slow going. It’s been 2,000 years since Jesus told His peeps He would return.
And yet, God knows what He’s doing.
He’s not ignoring your pleas for justice. He’s not cold heartedly allowing you to wallow in your grief. No, He’s allowing time – time for all who will make the choice to follow Him to make that leap of faith. He won’t leave anyone behind who wants to love and serve Him.
We wait for spring.
We wait for God’s good and perfect timing to set things right.
We wait for that grand reunion with our loved ones.
Wait for God’s timing with me?
Father, we are always looking for what is next. Help us to hold tightly to now. Help us to choose to live each moment for what it can bring, and leave the future to You. Amen.