In the Morning

Read:

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassion never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. — Lamentations 3:22-23

Reflection:

This scripture is reassuring, but it’s just begun to resonate. This summer I’ve felt lost. I’ve questioned my life and purpose. This struggle has felt like giant weight. It gets heaviest in the evening, and it makes bedtime full of anxiety.

Many nights, I fall asleep with tears in my eyes, in the middle of a prayer. Talking to God is the only thing that makes sense. Giving everything to Him is my only option. And when I rise, in the morning, His love is newer and stronger. The day looks better, and the weight is less. He’s changing me little by little. There are numerous scriptural moments where stillness means that God isn’t ready to move. Until the clouds lift or hearts soften, it is an opportunity for Him to strengthen and prepare. So many women of God are in a similar place. We are wandering but further discovering the mercies of Christ. Though we’ve felt lost, we were always at His will. In the darkest moments, we reached out to Him. Our faith has been met with compassion. As I soak in His faithfulness each morning, I feel God readying for a move. The waiting is coming to a close.

One morning soon, we will wake up to a command to move. I hope that, while we still wait, we learn to relish in it and draw even closer to our Father.

Prayer:

When I feel stuck, lead me to delight in the waiting. Instead of worry, let me see opportunity in the stillness. Prepare me and shape me into the person I need to be for You. Help me make Your story even more beautiful as you enrich my life each day. Amen

Your Turn:

Do you feel lost or like you’re wandering? If so, focus your studies on others that found themselves in the same place (Moses, Elizabeth, etc).

Are there opportunities you have time for because you are waiting on bigger situations to progress? God may open up small doors that have a big impact.