Wait...Not Yet

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Posted by Lisa Arnold

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I saw the butterfly flutter past my window.  She was cold and scared and confused and hungry. “Why are you here!” I screamed in admonishing disbelief.

“It’s too early! It’s still not time and there is nothing for you here! “

Worried and at a frantic pace I searched my mind for what I could do. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. There is not a flower in sight and everything this beautiful winged creature needs will take time to grow. It is Winter after all.

“If only it had waited and not rushed to be here.”

The sadness was overwhelming. Seeing the butterfly was too early created a deep maddening wound. Why would God have let this beauty arrive so soon? Wasn't He paying attention? If only…

And then I woke up.

God speaks in languages His children know best.  You see, I raise Monarch butterflies and know every detail of what they need because of my yearly conservation efforts. One misstep is the difference between success or complete disaster.

I am currently going through a massive hardship and functioning in the day to day is brutal. I found myself asking God “If only this was over already. I want to be on the other side of this…now.”

But Papa God is so incredibly wise and tender.  In my dream He answered my heartfelt plea with a “Not yet.”

I want to be back to enjoying God’s healthy provision, to experience life as it should be during a time of fruitfulness. But God is telling me that what He is working on is not yet ready. I have to wait. Jumping ahead brings certain disaster for me and my family.

Humans are notorious for being impatient. But God cares for me. I am the apple of His eye and for whatever reason He is bringing us through this hardship, the fact is He is bringing us through it. We will make it to the other side, but not yet.

My perfect Father knows my every need and He loves me enough to make me wait.  I choose to trust Him.





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