Its been a while since we’ve talked. Hope you are doing well and hopefully you are somewhere warm enjoying some spring weather. What a year for the weather! We arrived back home at the beginning of this month (we escape every year to the south to miss the snow) but we were still greeted with the worlds prettiest and wet white stuff. I find myself relating to the weather this year. While waiting on the cherry blossoms to bloom and the sun to appear for good, I’m in another waiting season. Waiting on so many things that God has promised, things I expected to be hear by now and I find myself wondering if I’ll always be right here in this season. If I will always claim the promises but not see them. (just calling it like It seems y’all)
My soul rests in the truth though even when my human heart is restless. You see, in my soul I know. I know that His ways are higher and only He can see the bigger picture. I know that He wants for me, his beloved, the best of all and maybe that can only come through waiting. Maybe I couldn’t appreciate the blessings if they showed up when I demanded.
We traveled from January- March through many beautiful states and all of them had flowers. Then we came home to brown brown and more brown. We got the taste of it all, but then it disappeared as we got into the northern states, and as lovely as it was, its so good to be home. Safe and sound, a place I know.
Just like my physical home, God is becoming home to my soul.
I know Him and even if I never saw anything He promised, I’m home when I’m in His arms. There is a sweetness in knowing the truth, even when you are not seeing the beauty of blessing. Yes, there is beauty in the waiting but only if you are content not seeing it but feeling it. I feel it Jesus, with you there is a beauty more precious than anything.
You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7
I love to compare versions when reading the Bible, above is NKJV, I love how The Message translates it though. It says “God, you are my island hideaway”. Every time I have visited an island there are amazing flowers and a peace that resonates within the first steps of being there, so in my mind I’m seeing this incredible view when I picture
this line of the verse. What a picture right? He is the beauty but to understand it we must be content with Him-Just him.
In Him there is beauty that we can be content in while waiting on the beauty of the promises promised.
I’m really hoping that what I’m learning is translating through the screen here. It’s kind of mind blowing. (We’re talking about walking through the grey waiting time with Jesus and hoping to see some blooms promised like we do with spring.) I know that this subject can be very cliche and spoken about often. Reading this can seem to be old news but from someone walking through it, it’s the opposite of old. It’s a fresh understanding of who God is and where I stand with Him. Who I am and how He loves me and wants only the good. I can’t put into words how amazing it feels to have someone walk with me and also be my steady place. His love is never a cliche, never an old news story because its new everyday.
P.S. (OUR CHERRY BLOSSOM JUST BLOOMED!!!! Be looking for pictures on our instagram!!)