Time in the Wilderness

Psalms 138:8

The Lord will accomplish what concerns me;

Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting;

Do not forsake the work of Your hands.

There are times I feel like my life is as a standstill; times when the Lord leads me to the wilderness and days and nights melt away.  I wonder during these times if perhaps the Lord has forgotten me as life in the ‘real world’ rushes by.  Doubts gnaw at the edge of my heart and I ask myself if I’ve squandered my life.  Have I pursued God’s purpose for me or have I failed to get it right?

But then the Lord parts the veil and my eyes are opened to the quiet beauty of the wilderness:  A soft whisper in the stillness of the dawn reassures me of His great love for me.  A warm embrace in the lonely night gives me hope for tomorrow.  A new day opens with a song in my heart that longs to worship Him.  And an unexpected peace brings me to my knees in awe of Him.

There is beauty in the wilderness.  A word of truth bursts out from a worn-out Bible page and blossoms to reveal its secret.  The lonely walks become intimate as I become aware of His presence.  He fills the day with messages of comfort, encouragement and yes, even a few rebukes.

My Creator does have a purpose for me, but He goes by a different timeframe.  While I worry about the days fleeting, of missed opportunities and my bones creaking, He gently molds my heart and spirit.  Age or season or distance makes no difference to God’s purpose.  My Creator will accomplish what concerns me.

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