January 9, 2012
I just got a new devotional from my mom – Streams in the Desert. And today’s was about waiting. Still getting this message from God.
It talked about how the moth is stuck in the cocoon for a long period of time and how it has to squeeze and force it’s way out of the cocoon. And how the pressure that the moth is subjected to is nature’s way of forcing fluid into the wings, which makes them strong and beautiful.
And this made me think of the pressure that is applied to my life right now. And how much I want to escape it and be free. But how horrible it would be for me if my wings were not fully developed and when I am set free, I can’t fly!
When I think of it like this, I welcome the pressure, the challenges, the suffering. “For I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us!” (Rom 8:18)
And then my other devotional says that “much stress results from your wanting to make things happen before their times have come!” That is so true! I get consumed with having to wait and wanting to be home! But I am still being refined. And my time has not come yet.
“But He knows the way I take: when He has tried me I shall come forth as gold!” (Job 23:10)