They are re-paving a road near my house. This past week, as I approached the end of my street, I’ve had to wait for five to ten minutes. In this, there’s no rushing. There’s no getting where I am going quickly. Once I do get on the unpaved road my car bounces up and down. It’s bumpy.
Maybe you’re going through some bumps or waits in your life… Maybe you are trying to get somewhere but you feel delayed… Maybe you aren’t so sure why it’s so hard and difficult…
You know, waits are how God constructs something great.
David waited in a cave before he became King. Jesus waited until the right time until He was to die. People didn’t experience His resurrection-life until 3 days later.
Before I knew it, that road-under-construction was finished. Then, it became — smooth sailing for me and my car. Now, I have the most enjoyable ride as I go down that street.
All the bumps and the waits are part of God’s rebuilding process.
Don’t get dismayed by what things seem. Waits re-construct what is great. Bumps are all part of the process of God building a new thing.
“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” (Ps. 27:13-14)
You will see God’s goodness. Just don’t give up. Don’t hop off the road. Don’t detour. Keep going.
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What a great analogy, both the delay and the bumpiness of road work that eventually leads to a smooth path. The delays aren’t signs that God isn’t working–they’re signs that He IS working.
I definitely need remedial help in taking a long view of the bumps and ruts in trusting God for good road ahead. Thank you, Kelly, for this parable!
A good lesson here, Kelly. We don’t necessarily need to stop when we hit bumps in the road; just slow down.
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I used to hate waiting, and sometimes I am a little impatient. However, looking back I can see God was always doing something in the wait.
Good word here Kelly and I am comforted and reassured with the examples you cited of David and Jesus Himself, while they were in process and under construction. Blessings to you.
Standing on that promise: I will see God’s goodness! Amen
Bumps and waits sound about right at the moment. But I love this analogy. Thank you.
Such a great illustration. Our road is under construction too, I’ll think of this driving now!! Thanks, sweet Kelly!
Thank you for the encouraging reminder about the waits of life. And thank you for hosting!
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Kelly, I enjoyed this post! I was a great reminder that even when our paths are not smooth, and we must “wait”, the time is never wasted! Plus, for me, it’s also a good reminder, to slow down, there is something I need to see.