Last night the wind was blowing through our valley.. knocking plants off the ledge of our balcony.. nothing broke but everything was being blown around. My husband reminded me that these were the winds of change. I may have written about them before.. but I think we need to be reminded. When God moves in our lives He brings change. Our circumstances may change, our plans may change, but most of all.. we need to change. He intervenes and in order to keep on track we have to let go of things that we thought were going to happen. It doesn’t mean they never will.. but His timing may be different from ours.
He is constantly at work in this world. His fingerprints are on everything around us. He takes us through experiences that cause us to question our lives. What is happening God? But I thought? What if ? We are full of questions. If you are anything like me..it can feel very out of control. Those of us who like our ducks in a row are running around madly chasing all those disobedient little chicks! God waits and waits until we run to Him saying.. OK what is it you are doing here?
Finally when we are tired and drained we turn to Him. We ask Him for what we need and He is delirious..overjoyed..ready and willing to meet us. His heart for us is huge.. He is able to renew our strength..to encourage us at every turn..to meet our every need. His plan is that we turn to Him over and over. His desire is that we run into His arms.. crying out to Him. He wants to include us in everything He is doing.. He wants to comfort us in the midst of the chaos. He wants to teach us about Himself. He loves us and He is with us.
“I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayer!”