September 4, 2016 Leave a comment
It’s all good now but it wasn’t that great a few weeks ago.
Our granddaughter was getting weaned. She didn’t sign up for this process. She wasn’t at all interested in all of the wonderful opportunities on the other side. She didn’t have any idea about sleepovers with cousins, going to school, or getting to drive, even though pretty much everybody who gets to do these things has been weaned first. She just knew what she wanted and she knew she wasn’t getting it.
One night not long ago she sat angrily in her crib refusing to be held because she couldn’t nurse. She had to work through it by herself because she wouldn’t accept anyone unless she got what she wanted.
Sometimes we go through hard things alone because God won’t give us what we think we need the most. It’s not that He isn’t there, we just aren’t ready to receive Him while we aren’t getting IT.
What is IT that you’re not getting? An achievement? A solution? Help? Meeting of a deep need that you’ve felt for a long long time?
Even just a little relief?
Do you draw close to Him while you are enduring IT?
Do you deeply enjoy Him when you are not getting IT?
If you are mad about IT, are you still at peace with HIM?
Weaning: “Becoming at peace with who you need even when you can’t get what you want.”
Those who want Him will become free to receive more and better and bigger than they could ever have imagined.