Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares The Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Are We There Yet?

If you are a parent, then I can almost promise you that you have heard the "get on your nerves, drive you crazy" question "Are we there yet?"  You have probably heard it a million times on the SAME trip! When Greg and I travel with the girls (like driving over 30 minutes away from our house) the girls usually start in at about 10 minutes on the road.. "Are WE therrrrrreeee YET?" "Mom I'm thirsty!" "MOM Taylor won't move!" "Mom Brianna is being a brat!".. You get the idea right?  No matter what journey we are on or where we are going, we always have complaints.  We can pack snacks, drinks, games etc. but we ALWAYS hear complaints!

I was thinking about this today and how on our journey as Christians, we are the same way... We ALWAYS complain! We complain to God about our circumstances, we complain to God about things that have happened in our lives, we even complain about Him not answering a prayer the way WE think He should have.  In essence we are like kids in the backseat whining and crying while our Father is trying to take us as carefully as possible to our final destination.  Don't you think God would like to just tell us to "SHUT UP!"? 

Thankfully, He doesn't... Thankfully He just sits quietly and listens to our moans and groans ever so patiently... Patiently waiting on our rant to end so He can gently speak words of wisdom and peace to our hearts.  If we would just stop complaining for a few minutes, we would actually hear our Father tell us to "hang on, you're almost there, just a few more minutes"... Remember, our thoughts are not God's thoughts and our ways are not God's ways... God's timing is totally different from our timing.. So bathroom breaks may be months or even years away... but they are coming.. 

Isaiah 40:31
But they who wait upon the Lord will get new strength. They will rise up with wings like eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not become weak.

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