I love Sundays. It’s the first day of the week. It’s a day we set aside to honor our Creator – for the local church to worship together, celebrate together, and grow together.
We were on one of our weekend Georgia visits, so I worshipped at the home of my spiritual roots. Dad began a series on minor prophets. It’s really a series on minor league prophets with major league issues. Yesterday, he covered Habakkuk.
What stood out the most to me besides the obvious despair, questioning of God, and rescue was that God was always in the middle of the mess. How easy it is to be in the middle of our stuff – our valley – our own despair, and wonder “where is God in this?” We pray fervently for Him to do something. To deliver. To take away the heartache. And, we question His presence in it all.
A good friend of mine is really going through a difficult time. Someone told him recently, “God is behind the scenes working in this.” His response made me laugh: “If He’s behind the scenes, man, He is way behind the scenes.”
It feels like that sometimes, doesn’t it?
But, He is. Not only is He behind the scenes, He is in the middle, and He is already ahead of you. Pray that God will open your eyes to see Him in your difficulty. When Elisha’s servant told him that enemy armies were standing against them, 2 Kings 6:17 says that “Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” And the Lord opened the servant’s eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
God, open our eyes and let us see You. That you are a God who goes before us and makes a way.
Not sure what I’d do without those Sunday experiences. It’s a great start to a week, and an even better reminder that God is on the throne. And, He deserves my praise.
How was your Sunday experience?