I watched him standing upon the upper rungs of the ladder and my stomach flipped thinking about his precarious position. The floor was concrete. Looking at him I could only pray for his balance and safety while he continued to pursue his goal. We should do this for everyone we see in high positions.
I stopped to look at features on my phone. Playing with the stopwatch and timer I watched the numbers scroll swiftly by. While my eyes were on these numbers I remembered what they represented; seconds, minutes and hours of our days. Sobering thought but I was more curious to try something more. While watching the timer I tried to speak aloud, “now” for any number I wanted to hit on. I missed it lots.
It was a good lesson. I reflected upon different moments in my life; the times I wanted things to happen for me or for others. God has his own stopwatch and timer. I may think I am ready but He may not. I may even presume to think someone else is ready when they aren’t.
Hab 2:3 At the time I have decided, My words will come true. You can trust what I say about the future. It may take a long time, but keep on waiting—it will happen
In our lives we have to make decisions on a daily basis. We have conversations and prayers with each other for family, friends and even for those who desperately want to believe more. Each decision and conversation can bring us to wonder if we’ve done or said the right thing. I can’t say this any better than the Word Himself.
In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.
Among all my troubled thoughts, your comforts are the delight of my soul
When I was upset and beside myself, You calmed me down and cheered me up
And when I was burdened with worries, you comforted me and made me feel secure
When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul
Whenever I am anxious and worried, you comfort me and make me glad
In the multitude of my inward thoughts, Your comforts delight my soul