And then he died.
And I thought, ya know, that happens sometimes, doesn't it? We pray for something, we hear an answer, and then something else happens entirely. And we're left a little shell-shocked, wondering what just happened, and where in the world is God?
When in reality, He's still working, and He's only a town away.
He's doing all those things.
Working in your darkness. Getting ready to move in His time. And hearing your every cry.
Don't think for a moment that the tears you shed in the waiting go unnoticed. When He finally showed up and sees Martha, Mary, and their friends weeping, look at how it affects Him:
When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled...Jesus wept. John 11:33,35)
He cries with us. When all seems dead around us, not only is He still working, but He's crying in our pain with us.
So if everything around you seems dead right now, just know He can call it back to life. Believe and hold to what He's told you. And wait on Him, because He's the God who can blow your mind with what He's going to do.
I love this, Susan. When we wanted to have a family we tried for over a year to get pregnant, but I remember God had whispered a yes into my heart, so I didn't know why I wasn't pregnant. I had to learn to trust in Him and His timing, and now I can see why. Our next pregnancy took two months and then we were able to get pregnant a third time the first month we tried - and we had twins! Four children, and a thousand memories later, I can see why God did things the way He did with the first pregnancy. He amazed me.ReplyDelete
Beautiful story, Gabrielle. It's so hard to walk in faith when we cannot see what He's doing, even though I KNOW that's what faith is. Hearing others' stories reminds me how faithful He is, and that we're not in this alone :)Delete
Awesome! And that picture is cracking me up! lolReplyDelete
I know, right?! I giggle each time I see it. I think that's SO often how I look to God;)Delete
Beautiful and encouraging post, Susan. Thank you!ReplyDelete