Wednesday, April 14, 2010

God's Gift of Time

If you had asked me a year ago to guess how I would be feeling at this moment-just three weeks before graduation- I probably would have told you that I would be immersed in work, constantly on the phone with potential employers and going at the speed of sound to figure out what's next in my life. Alas, I'm sitting at a table outside of Soma- the local "cool hippie" coffee shop enjoying the heat of the spring sun on my back. There's a breeze too. And I've got the time to write. It's lovely.

I spent some time with a beautiful friend of mine yesterday enjoying the 30% off sushi special over at the place on 3rd street. We were talking through some things that drew me to pull out my Bible and read aloud Psalm 37. Go ahead, look it up. In this passage you'll find the words that we hear often, "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart". You'll also find the promise "The steps of a man are established by the Lord when he delights in his way; though he fall he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand." There are promises of the righteous inheriting the land and abundance of God, those who find their salvation in the Lord find also their strength.

All of these were things that I needed to be reminded of- how great is our God that He saves, provides, protects! I know that this isn't necessarily news, but it's truth that I have to rest in right now. A lot of things are changing over the next couple of months for me. I'm moving, hopefully starting a new job, traveling, and beginning a new life somewhere. That's no small deal and I know I'm not alone in this. Several of us are in the same boat. But, in the midst of all of this change, we have the opportunity to find rest in His unchanging faithfulness.

Sometimes we just need a reminder. All life and joy comes from Him.

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