You know those days when you really just wanted to stay in bed? When nothing is bad, but it doesn’t feel “right” either. I have so many blessings in my life that I really struggle on these days. No matter my best intentions, I am cranky and snap at my family. I don’t understand why I can’t be happy, but at the same time I’m all wrapped up in what I don’t have. 2015 has brought about an incredible opportunity for the Sweeten family. Many days we are looking forwards to the changes with excitement and anticipation.
But there have been many days when we all we could do is wait, and pray. In my head that doesn’t feel like enough. I want my hands to be busy! It came to me, (while changing yet another diaper) that these damp, dreary days are doing more than I can imagine! After years of trying to have some nice spring flowers, I finally have some beautiful tulips and paper whites this year. My peonies and hostas are emerging as well. But they wouldn’t be able to grow and bloom without the rain and dreariness. Yes they need sunshine and warmer weather too, but they need these days when it doesn’t appear that anything good is happening as well.
It is the same for us. To grow and bloom, we need days when we learn to turn to God for our strength. Even when things seem off and nothing is making sense. He is there, his Holy Spirit intercedes for us, even when we pray the same prayer over and over. Slowly but surely we will emerge into the men and women he desires for us. For me I am slowly learning to turn to God, and know that in these times when I can’t see progress He is working. In the midst of our crazy lives he is working! How is God working in your life today?
Yet God my King is from of old,
working salvation in the midst of the earth.