This has been a tuff week followed by a tuff weekend, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that way. I talked to my sister, who had a trying Friday night/Saturday morning as she hit a deer, probably totaled her Tahoe (which was falling apart anyway) and only had liability on it for reasons that make me want to scream! How do you encourage someone who is at that point? It's been heavy on my heart all night, and now that I'm up with a sinus headache, it hurts to think about it. So I'm going to share what I found in my devotional this morning, because it says it better than I ever could.
Moses approached the thick darkness where God was. (Exodus 20:21)
God still has His secrets—hidden from "the wise and learned"(Luke 10:21). Do not fear these unknown things, but be content to accept the things you cannot understand and to wait patiently. In due time, He will reveal the treasures of the unknown to you—the riches of the glory of the mystery. Recognize that the mystery is simply the veil covering God's face.
Do not be afraid to enter the cloud descending on your life, for God is in it. And the other side is radiant with His glory. "Do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ" (1 Peter 4:12-13). When you feel the most forsaken and lonely, God is near. He is in the darkest cloud. Forge ahead into the darkness without flinching, knowing that under the shelter of the cloud, God is waiting for you.
So there you have it. We are to wait on God to reveal to us what we need, when we need it. It really sounds so simple and yet, when you are there, it is the hardest thing to do, because it hurts, and it's uncomfortable! But God knows, and He is waiting.