Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Bring on the monsoons!
Here in Arizona, we have what we call "monsoons." People in other countries laugh at us for giving them that name; they are unlike the hurricane causing, flood producing, storms in the tropics that destroy whole villages, but for us here in the oppressive heat of the desert, the summer rain is something we desperately need. We welcome the flashing lightning and the rain that spills onto the parched ground. We all breathe a sigh of relief that at least we can skip a day of watering.
Sometimes it seems like our life is like phase after phase of waiting. Waiting for one phase in life to be over and another to begin. Waiting for a wayward child to come back, waiting for the weekend, waiting for a new job, waiting to get well. Maybe you are caring for an elderly parent and it is taking it's toll, maybe you thought you were done raising children and now you find yourself raising a grandchild. But take heart and take hope! As believers we can take comfort even in the times of waiting. For God is right in the middle of the waiting. He is a God of here and now, and He is here for you. Jesus said, "Now is the accepted time of salvation." I am so glad that God is a God of action!
Psalm 46:1 (KJV) ” God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble “.
God is here, right in the middle of your circumstance. He never slumbers nor sleeps!