Promise of a better time to come
One morning this week, I was feeling a bit fed up. The weather outside was grey and dreary, still raining a bit and as I looked out of the lounge window I caught sight of a little colour amongst all the mud and plants now looking dead and very dull. At that moment God spoke to me – ‘These are the shoots of new life in the darkness. I have got everything under control but you must trust me, I am at work.’ Later when it was a bit drier I went out into the garden to see what this yellow flower was and found it as above. I don’t remember seeing this plant last year, but this year it is growing healthily and has served to remind me that God is still there, even when we question him amidst all the difficulties around us and all the sadness and stress that we are all facing.
This verse came to mind, Proverbs 3 v 5 ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.’
We sometimes question what God is doing at the moment, but he is using the scientists and the clinicians and he is leading us out of the desperate situation we find ourselves in.