"You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you'll find, you get what you need."
I knew I was going to write this post this morning, and when I woke up that song lyric was the first thing to pop into my head. How true is it!? I mean you can apply that thinking to pretty much every aspect in your life.
I've mentioned before that the whole idea from this post came out of slightly strange circumstances.
A couple of weeks ago I volunteered at Peak Rail, which is a heritage railway near my home, and somewhere that Matt volunteers on weekends. It was Father's Day, which was unbelievably tough for me this year, and I was taking a break, sat on a bench in the glorious sunshine.
A few yards away were a family with the most beautiful, but biggest dog I have ever seen. They were sat eating lunch. The Mother was holding the dogs lead whilst at the same time eating a cheeseburger. I couldn't take my eyes off the dog. He sat down, and waited, and waited, and waited. He wanted a bite, but he didn't just snatch it out of her hand, he waited.
Unfortunately, after all that waiting he didn't get a piece, but it got me thinking. God is like the lady with the cheeseburger. He knows that we are all waiting for something in our lives, but he only gives it us and makes it happen if he thinks it's the right thing.
The dog didn't get that cheeseburger because he wasn't supposed to. It would have been no good for his health.
Maybe I didn't get that job because if wouldn't have led me down the right path. Maybe what I'm waiting for is simply right round the corner.
Hope = a confident expectation of future blessing based on facts and promises.
The fact is he LOVES you sweet girl. He wants the BEST for you. He KNOWS you that well that he is GUIDING you in that direction.
I know, sweet one, just how difficult it is to wait faithfully. I know what's like to have that cheeseburger dangled right in front of your face. I also know that when you do get to take a bite it will be oh so sweet.
Have faith beautiful girl.
"Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised." Hebrews 10:35-37