When those days come, nothing helps me more than to sit on my front porch swing at sunset. I may not feel as if God was listening when I poured out prayers seasoned with tears in the morning and throughout the day, even though I know he was. I listened for Him, and I watched for a change in my circumstances, but I did not hear anything, and the situation remained unchanged. And the enemy whispered in my mind, “You are a nut for believing in God. You say all those prayers and sing those songs, and if there is a God, He is not going to do anything for you.
It is easy to think we are all alone with our problems. Waiting for relief can be hard. Taking time to be still and just dwell on that amazing display of God’s glory makes me think about his promise of a day that is coming when I will be with Him. That sunset that sometimes takes my breath away is just a glimpse of the glory I will see when I am with Him eternally. Scripture says there will be no sun or moon for the Lord will be all the light we need.
I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
The city does not need the sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lam is its lamp. Revelation 21:22-23
Hebrews 11 recounts the miracles God wrought for the Israelites when by faith they waited on God: Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and many others saw miracles by God’s hand at the perfect time.
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 2 Peter 3:8
And so I wait, often impatiently I ashamedly admit. In the mornings sometimes I sit outside in my white rocking chair on the porch and watch two red-headed sandhill cranes that live around our house all the time. Then a butterfly will flutter by resting for a moment on one of my potted flowers in the landscaping. Little signs. Everyday stuff that may mean nothing to others, but to me, they are signs of life, beauty, hope, and above all, God