Do you stumble understanding what is going in your life? Do you tend to loose heart when all seems black and shapeless, even ugly?
I do. But yesterday, I got an amazing lesson from my youngest daughter.
This past week she asked to go shopping as she wanted to buy tools to paint. She is almost 15 years now and she has not shown interest in painting in the past. I remember that as a child she liked bold colors.
We went shopping even though I was not sure of this new hobby of her. I was happy though thinking this would be a boredoom killer for her in a summer paralyzed by the pandemia.
Yesterday she showed me her painting in progress. She asked for feedback and to tell her what I thought she was painting. To be honest I did not know what to tell her. I tried to understand what she had painted so far. All I could see was a dark wall and what I called a window with dark curtains. She did not hide her shock and surprise. I felt bad I could not think of anything else rather than dark walls and a window with dark curtains.
An hour later she comes out of her room giving me the finish work. Now I was shocked and amazed.
“It is a waterfall mom, how could you not see it from the begining?”
Well, I could not. I did not have even a glimpse or the smallest idea of a waterfall when she asked me an hour ago.
This little incident made me think of vision and God’s work in our lives. We may not see at the beginning the full picture of what He is doing. We might even misunderstand, misinterpret or dislike it. As I write this, I even think for what is happening now in the world, all we can see is dark and scary.
But God is the great King, the chief artist, who brings beauty out of ashes.
He creates light in the midst of the darkness. (Isaiah 45:7)
He is sovereign and reigns over the flood (psalm 29:10).
He breaks the shields and weapons of the war. (Psalm 46)
All His works are beautiful and perfect. Blessed are those who have eyes to see it.
So if you are going through a tough time and you are discouraged, take heart. God has not finished His work yet.
When He finishes, we will be left in amazement and tears of deep joy. Because He loves us unconditionally and with a love that lasts forever.
“Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!” Psalm 66:5
What about you, what have you found helpful these days to hope in God’s goodness in your life and that He is doing a beautiful work in you and through you?
Click to read “God in the Storm” for a perspective on resting. https://shigjete.com/god-in-the-storm/