Your Monday Muse October 2019-Lincoln Brewster

Contributed by Soleil Bourdon, Little Lamb Books intern

We live in a world where time is something we try our best to control.

Planners.

Calendars.

Phones with calendars.

But, in the end, it is out of our hands.

We can’t plan every minute of every day. In the midst of the chaos and stress, we are called to wait on the Lord.

Yet, when we are waiting, we often expect a response instantly because our world is a place where delays are an inconvenience.

If food isn’t served fast enough … internet too slow … traffic too long …then, it throws us off. We’ve become trained to believe that life goes and goes and goes, never stopping to take a breath.

So we don’t slow down unless we are forced to, and only in those moments, where we are taking the time to look around us and sit in the presence of our Creator to be filled with His peace, do we realize how much we expect things to be done right then and there.

God doesn’t work in our time. He works in ways we don’t always see, and it takes time for us to realize the work He is doing for us. We often won’t see Him visibly in the circumstances we may be dealing with, but looking back we can see His hand guiding us through life—answering our prayers for help and direction.

When we wait, truly wait, on the Lord, He will provide the strength, and He will be the one to guide us through the day to day. We need only trust him.

Be encouraged today. Life may seem like it’s going too fast or maybe it feels like it isn’t going anywhere, but God is there with you. He is aware of your heart’s desire. He hears your request for direction. He knows the urgency you feel. Whether your experiencing celebrations or trials in life, or are walking somewhere in between them, wait for His guidance for your next steps … He will answer you. In His time.

“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:8-9