Earlier this year, I was at a traffic light waiting for my turn to go. I noticed that the number of cars that had the green light and the right to go had decreased. I began to think that because there weren’t many cars that needed to go through the light, at that moment, that maybe just maybe the traffic light would sense it and turn in my favor. However, that wasn’t the case, and after a number of failed guesses for the timing of my GO, the light turned green with a left arrow. Finally, I was able to go.
Traffic lights operate by fixed time or vehicle actuation, which uses sensors to detect the flow of traffic and adjust green time accordingly. It occurred to me that the traffic light was on a timer. It was not moved by the number of cars rushing to run through it. Nor was it moved by the anticipation of the stopped vehicles waiting for their light to turn green. This light was only moved by a set time. Much like this traffic light, God is not moved by our feelings and our emotions when we are ready to be free from a hard situation. He is only committed to His Will, and the set time in which the manifestation of His Will for our lives is to be seen.
So stop spending time guessing at when you will emerge from that hard place. Learn to rest in Him while you are in the wait, in the process, and in the trial. Stand still. See His salvation. Cease striving, and watch as He gives you strength to overcome the wait and the weight of every present circumstance.
The joy of the Lord is your strength. Forever and always.
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