I had a day recently that looked a lot like this. I felt overwhelmed, lost, and alone. The way forward was unclear. The path was obscured. It was, in short, a little bit depressing.
A couple of days later, when the clouds were beginning to lift and the waters were beginning to recede, I read these words from Isaiah 64:4:
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
Those verses are actually referring to Jesus Christ – they are Isaiah’s prophecy of the Savior who is to come. But they also apply to us, too, in the here and now. We already know Jesus. He has already come to save us. Yet sometimes, in spite of that fact, we still doubt; we still succumb to despair. We wonder where in the world we are headed and whether there really is a plan in place for us.
Today I choose to believe Isaiah’s words. I choose to trust that truth. As my friend Deidra says, “God is always working upstream” — even when, especially when, we can’t see the results of his work just yet.
I can’t wait to see what God is preparing for us.
Peace and joy for your weekend, friends.