This is for those who are finding that Hope left with the April showers. For those who are discovering that the summer that is filled with ice cream cones and fresh rains and hot dogs and picnics is also the summer that reminds us that…nothing seems to change.
We pray for miracles. For babies to get well. For spirited youth who are “finding themselves” to look in a different direction. For the job to come and the house to sell. For the hurt to stop. For the relationship to heal.
We pray and ask and step out in obedience, and…nothing seems to change.
Know what I mean?
If you are feeling discouraged and weary and wondering where God is in your messiness that never seems to get any better, may these words refresh your spirit and soothe your soul…
God is hovering.
Just as He did in the very beginning…
…and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
He was waiting to bring something new out of something formless and empty and dark back then, and He continues to bring something new out of our formless and empty and dark situations today.
He is hovering.
Intentionally staying very close to your son. Daughter. Mother. Father. Spouse. Home. Job situation. Financial worries. Test results.
We cannot assume that because we don’t see any changes, that change is not happening. We are only human.
But this God that we are trusting…HE is divine. He is God. His ways are not our ways.
And He is hovering.
Dear Friend, God has not abandoned you. He has not deserted the one you care about so very much. He will never give up.
He knows every detail about your situation.
Because He is hovering.
So knowing that this big, faithful, trustworthy God is acting behind the scenes, perhaps we can breathe a bit deeper. Relax our shoulders. Find joy in the parts of our lives that are not in the messy.
Because He knows what’s going on.
He is hovering.