Have you ever waited for something, longed for something, wished for something so much, and then it wasn’t what you expected when it finally came about?
I walk from my front door to my car every morning, and look around in disgust at what I see all around me. Everything is yellow. It’s not that I don’t like the color yellow, it’s actually grown on me a lot in the past couple of years… I really just can’t stand pollen. It’s covered my car, its all over the windows and steps at my house. It really does just come in and take over the first part of spring, doesn’t it? It makes me sneeze, it gives me headaches, it really just makes me frustrated with this new weather that I seem to can’t even really enjoy without my eyes itching and my head screaming at me to run and take cover inside.
Isn’t this just like our lives sometimes? We wait for something beautiful to happen, and then something else happens and covers it up, or takes some of the beauty away from what we were expecting.
Just like pollen makes the flowers bloom and grow, the strength we gain from “toughing out the hard stuff” makes us bloom and grow as well.
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; dont try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, and everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 (The Message)
“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God and God in him. In this way, love is made complete.” – 1 John 16-17