I recently read this by Beth Moore and it ministered to me in such a big way.
“Life isn’t without some divine decisions that our mortal minds simply cannot comprehend. At times, we cannot imagine why God couldn’t have just given us what we asked. Sometimes our frustration lies in the fact that we know He could have, that He certainly had the power, but in His divine wisdom, He chose not to. Hear this with your heart: God knows we can’t think like Him. His ways and His thoughts simply are not ours (Isa. 55:8-9). Sometimes the very essence of faith is trusting God in the midst of things He knows good and well we cannot comprehend. Not that we won’t, but at times we literally cannot.”
I’m pretty dang sure God can move on my behalf any time He jolly well pleases. So, I sometimes wonder why He doesn’t. Why doesn’t He just say, “Yes?”
I can best relate this to growing up under my parents. There were times they would not allow me to go off with friends. “Oh, my life is ruined!” Or, so I would think.
There were times they would not let me date some cutie pie. “But, I’m in love!” Or, so I would think.
I could go on and on and on with my disappointments from childhood. (Just kiddin’, Mom. Sort of.) But, my parents loved me so much, that they refused to give me everything I wanted.
Their thoughts were higher than my thoughts. And, although I did not understand why, the decisions they made were the best decisions for me. Because, they loved me.
I can see it in my own children. “Why can’t I climb this fence, Mom?” My Anna will ask. “Because, you will get hurt,” I try my darndest to explain. “I won’t! I promise!”
She doesn’t understand why I tell her no. She doesn’t comprehend that I love her so much that I will even upset her in the short run, so she can experience a more abundant life in the long run.
You might be waiting for God to move on your behalf right now. You may not understand what in the Sam Hill is taking Him so long. But know He loves you oh so very much. His thoughts are higher than your thoughts.
And, finally, remember this:
Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5