I have been a bit hesitant in posting this one. But here goes nada. I appreciate any feedback.
A few days ago I took my kids to the playground. There is a large section of rocks, just rocks (something was there once upon a time). My four year old son and an older boy were playing in these rocks.
The older boy told my son he was making a pie. He gathered a mound of rocks between his feet and started stirring them.
"See, this is how you make a pie." the boy told my son, sprinkling more rocks onto his pile, stirring with his stick and patting with his hands.
When the work was done the boy leaned back with pride over what he'd accomplished, and said, "See! Pie."
My son, (who is actually quite imaginative), surveyed the ground and said, "I still just see rocks".
This got me to thinking...It got me thinking about just how often we don't see any changes happening in our lives. We don't "see" god moving. We still just see rocks.
Day after day, month after month, year after year goes by and we don't "see" anything happening. We wait for addictions to break, for our hearts to heal, health be restored, and dreams come to pass. We survey what we can "see" and just see rocks.
Life seems to be an endless game of waiting. It gets difficult to keep believing for the break through, to hope for the miracle when our eyes don't see any change. I assure you god is working, keep your eyes on Him and not the circumstances. Isaiah 40:31 tells us, " but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. they will soar on wings like eagles they will run and not grow weary they will walk and not be faint."
Relax. The Lord renews your strength. Trust that He is working. You see rocks, but He is making pie my friends! It make take a While to see the fruits but god's timing is perfect. " 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." (2nd Peter 3:8).
Maybe you have been waiting for that stronghold to break, the healing to come, the dreams to become reality. You wait and hope and pray. But you've been seeing rocks. You wonder if god even cares anymore. Friend, it may be taking longer than you think you can wait, but one day those rocks will turn into pie. Just like the water turned into wine. And five fish and two loaves multiplied to feed thousands. The miracle you've been waiting for is not beyond His abilities. "For nothing is impossible with God." (Luke 1:37)
Be patient. Find rest in Him and renew your strength. God is working. The rocks in your life are at His feet and He is patting, pouring, and stirring. You may still see just rocks right now. But one day...
You're going to see pie.
With all my heart, dear friends,
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