Waiting For The Waters To Recede
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and livestock with him in the boat. He sent a wind to blow across the earth, and the floodwaters began to recede. - Genesis 8:1
Today I am thankful for a God that remembers me. There are times when I obey God, follow the leading of the Spirit, and engage the world with the love of Christ only to find myself feeling isolated and alone.
I suppose this is a part of the cost of discipleship. There will be days, weeks, maybe even months when it feels like I am out on the ocean in an ark, waiting for the floodwaters to recede.
Waiting for there to be a glimmer of hope that my obedience was not for nothing, that my life is having an impact on others, and that I am still within the will of God.
I'm reminded that in these moments and in this challenging space is where growth occurs - where faith is deepened - and a full surrender to the LORD is made possible.
Waiting for the waters to recede is an opportunity for me to trust fully in my Savior. Instead of measuring the water line I need to be measuring the days of complete reliance on the LORD.
Father, thank you for remembering me - your creation. Thank you for not giving up on me, for giving me hope, and for meeting me where I am at as I try to humbly obey your will. Holy Spirit, give me the strength to reach out to you when I am feeling alone and isolated. Jesus, help me to find peace and joy in the seasons of life when all I have is you. Amen.
Questions To Consider
- When was the last time you felt like you were all alone in your obedience to God?
- When you feel alone, who or what do you turn to for peace and comfort?
- Is the culture you are creating at home or at work allow people the space to wait on the LORD for deliverance?
Make it a great day!