I’m in Vermont with a friend/colleague for a conference that starts tomorrow. Several times today we went for walks up and down the hilly streets, eyes peeled around us to see the colors. The high today was mid 50s and unlike Oklahoma there was no wind. Not even a breeze. Everything was still. So it was in the 50’s but it wasn’t cold. I had on a sweatshirt without a jacket and felt perfect in the sunshine. We commented several times that it seemed so peaceful and quiet. On our walk back to the hotel tonight I looked down this side street to see the sun going down over the water beside yet another vibrant, yellow tree, The orange tint on the pavement, the still water, the chill in the air. It’s like Jesus was speaking straight to me.
Everything is a season, Marian.
I’ve been in a weird place lately. Honestly, a struggling place. There are some things in my life I want to be different. I’m working on them every day, but none of them have quick solutions, It’s a slow, steady change.
There are some things in my kids lives I’m praying for. I’m asking daily and I’m not vague. I’m specifically praying for them. And I believe. But it’s slow.
I know God is working. I see Him, I feel Him, I believe in Him. But He just takes His time, doesn’t He? I get so impatient, even when I know that on the other side of His answers to my prayers I’ll see His timing was absolutely perfect. I believe that too.
Tonight I’m closing out this day with a peace in my heart that He’s in control. This song from Elevation Worship is blaring in my earbuds and I’m closing my eyes in wonder that I can be in a hotel room far from home and be in the presence of the Lord. He continues to meet me. For everything there is a season, and the seasons are changing.
Isaiah 55:8-9 .This plan of mine is not what you would work out, neither are my thoughts the same as yours! For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than yours, and my thoughts than yours.
God is working.
You may be in a season you hope lasts forever, or you may be waiting for the winds to blow in and change everything around you.
Here’s what I know: Nothing stays the same and in it all, God is good. He’s working.
He’s in control. And He loves us. He only works for our good, and we can safely, boldly, confidently lean in and believe in Him.
As Jeremy Foster says, When we can’t track Him we can still trust Him.