Time Passes

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV)

Having been with the same company for many years I have seen people come and go, forged friendships and alliances, and had my share of differences with coworkers and management. During one particularly rocky period, I was told by someone whose opinion I valued that my staying power was due to good coping skills. I see the situation from a different perspective. 

The Bible teaches us the value of getting up every morning and facing what the day holds having accepted it is through God’s grace only that we will weather life’s tempests. Any good coping skills you have cultivated, while useful and even admirable, can only take you so far. When you are out in the deep, it is God you turn to, to throw you a lifeline.

By facing each day as an increment and not concentrating on and worrying about the big picture, we exhibit the patience and faith God longs to see in us. To live in the moment is a hard concept to accept, much less master, but surely it is at the heart of human existence. God wouldn’t have structured our lives in seconds, minutes, hours, days and years had he not wanted us to value each as a blessing. For some reason, it is human nature to want to skip ahead and see what unfolds, but by dwelling on this we cheat ourselves of the beauty and harmony God intended for today. Besides when all is said and done we are promised a new life where we will be more than compensated for any hardships we have faced.

Heavenly Father, Please cultivate in us the wisdom to rely totally on you for our welfare: physical, mental and spiritual. Amen

Carol (NC)