See what love God has bestowed on us…
From 1 John 3:1
A storm is brewing just beyond my window. Summer 2020’s lack of rain makes this a welcome occurrence. While the meteorologist who offered an explanation for this change in the weather, I listened gratefully to his promise of rain. Though I didn’t understand the meteorological dynamics at work, I fully appreciated their outcome.
It occurs to me that my knowledge of human nature certainly exceeds my knowledge of the weather. Still, I sometimes set aside this wisdom by responding angrily to situations over which I have little or no control. Though my intentions are most often pure at the onset, frustration eventually gets the best of me. I’m too ashamed to tell you how many times I’ve hollered at the television set in the midst of a newscast these days. Yes, even when the signs are crystal clear, I push when I should let go and let God take care.
So, in an effort to do better in this regard, I’m taking a lesson from the storm brewing overhead and I’m taking a walk. Without any involvement on my part, its rains will fall and provide new life to the grass and the other greenery I’ll enjoy along the way. As I walk, I’ll see that, without any assistance from me, God is overseeing the troubling situation at hand. Because the urge to do something remains, I’ll pray. The rest, I will leave to God…
Patient God, give me the wisdom to let go and to trust your wisdom when necessary.
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