Where’s the snow?

I cried when I looked out the other morning and saw a thin layer of ice. I had expected at least a little snow and was so disappointed that my girl wouldn’t get to experience the snow we had talked about the night before. I fought tears as I watched Delia, our dog, run across across the yard and leave no prints across the icy mess. Kyle and I talked and came up with a plan. My girl woke up as the sun was rising and I quietly explained that we didn’t get any snow but we could still have some fun. She ran to the window and quietly gasped an awed “wow! Momma look. Wow!” We quickly dressed and went outside. She was so excited as she explored this cool new weather. She was full of smiles as we played on the crunchy ice. I knew what she was missing. I knew what could’ve been. She didn’t understand what could’ve been potentially hers to have and experience. She was just embracing the here and now and I tried my best to see it through her eyes. I smiled as I watched her play and listened to excitement, knowing that she didn’t understand what was coming. She didn’t know that she’d experience true snow when her daddy got home from work and we’d head further inland where snow had accumulated. She didn’t know there was more. But I did. I knew better was coming. I smile tonight thinking that God goes through the same with us. He gives us situations to prepare us for something greater. It may be challenging, disappointing, unrewarding, and not at all what we expected or it could look amazing to us just as the ice did for my girl. But as our Father, He knows the plan for the day, the plans for our future. He knows what’s in store. He has a greater, mind-blowing, beyond what we can imagine or understand experience that He’s getting us ready for. Are we being expectant? Are we thankful for the present circumstances that are shaping us and our future? Are we steadfast in the waiting? Are we praying and seeking the goodness in the plan? Are we asking for and claiming more? He’s watching and listening and smiling. . . He knows what is coming ❤️

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalm 143:8 (NIV)

This is God’s Word on the subject: “As soon as Babylon’s seventy years are up and not a day before, I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. Jeremiah 29:10-11(Message)

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