Friday, January 9, 2015

Not Now, Beloved

I started to think about these men and how they probably went out there day after day, year after year maybe, and struggled to get what they came for. I thought about how often that happens in life. We try something and it doesn’t work out. We pray for something and it seems like a closed door. It can be really frustrating and confusing. But I started to think about how often in my life I have thought that the answer was an obvious NO, and I have quit. Maybe quit whatever it was, or maybe just quit talking to God about it. It hit me, though, that just because something didn’t go the way I hoped, or the way I asked God to answer, doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t keep asking and keep trying. Maybe He wasn’t saying “no”, but rather a gentle, “not now, Beloved.” Continue Reading...
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