Here we are at the end of another week and in just a few hours; it will be the beginning of a new week. Monday is often a day that many dread but I have learned to appreciate each and every moment of each and every day because none of us are guaranteed another moment despite how young or old we are and while I have not always appreciated the right now let along tomorrow, each one is truly a joy for me.
When I was younger, I took most of these things for granted especially the smaller things in life like running water, food to eat, a place to sleep, people to enjoy, and even animals to love. These things seem mundane to most and just a regular routine we fall into but the small things in life tend to be the biggest things in life but I remember a time when I was in a routine where I only appreciated the big moments and while they are nice, we cannot forget about everything else.
Sometimes, we don’t appreciate our significant other until we only have fifteen minutes with them and that’s until the next day which is my current situation. Sometimes, we have longer together but not much longer and while it does hurt to say goodbye and is harder during good or bad times or on holidays and days of importance, we must remember that they’re a blessing to have. Yes, it may be difficult but it’s the hard that makes it worth it and while this may not make any sense, we must remember that it’s all in God’s timing, not ours: “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD” (Psalm 27:14).
As I have grown in Christ, I have learned that He is always with you but there will be times when the situation will not make any sense to the follower. Each of us can relate to this and while it’s okay to wonder why we cannot lose faith in God because we cannot make any sense of something. We were never meant to know everything and it’s okay not to know everything. The faith that we carry is much more important than anything else in this life as God is the finish of our faith and because of this, it’s much easier to wait on God: “Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it” (Psalm 37:34).
More so, even if waiting is hard and it sometimes is, we cannot allow for our anxieties or our impatience to lead us away from our faith. We must hold on to God as God does understand our pain. He understands that things are difficult because Christ walked on Earth and He went through the pains and trials that we go through which is just one of the many wonderful aspects of our relationship with God. When we think about it, we realize that everything we feel and go through, God has been through it but He never leaves us or forsakes us so we must not go away from God when we are in pain and if we hold on, we will see the rewards: “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Galatians 6:9).