I find myself wondering why my timing and God's aren't aligning. I mean, it's spring. No ring. Everyone is getting engaged or married. My heart's desire is to be a mommy and wife someday. While my daddy tells me I can cancel on our weekly lunch date if a "hot date" comes up...it hasn't happened yet. I'm not giving up hope (I'm only 21 for goodness sake!), it gets frustrating. And then, I think back to the book of Job. My "hard times" are nothing compared to his. Boils. Dead children. Mad wife. Bad friends. You get the picture. He starts complaining to God, then God steps in. It says in my Bible "then God spoke". I think that was a powerful and scary moment. He says, " Look Job. Where we're you when I set this world into motion? Where we're you when I laid the very foundation? Who are you to question the almighty God?" (super paraphrased).
I can hear God saying the same to me sometimes. He speaks and says,"Lauren, where were you when I created this world? Where were you before time began? Who are you to question my timing?" I mean, it sounds a little silly. Genesis 1 and 2 tell us the story of creation. It's an amazing story. How God could make something from nothing is beyond me. I seem so small. He knows what's going on. He has a plan. Who am I to question the one who already knows everything? One of my favorite songs is "I Already Know" by Mandi Mapes. In the song, she writes,
I already know who's gonna save you. I already wrote, the end of the story. You were made for me and I'll never leave you. In the end, you will be happy. In the end, you will be with me. In the end, it's all for my glory.
Trust God. He's been around a little longer than you have. He knows a little more than you know. Don't doubt his faithfulness, because he's promised that he will stay with you.
That he will love you. Forever.
That he will never leave you. Ever.