Monday, July 30, 2018

Still Under Construction

In recent days, there have been a lot of “Construction Zones” in the area I live in. “One Lane Ahead.” “Be Prepared to Stop!” “Watch Out for Flagmen.” “Road Temporarily Closed.” Nearly everywhere I drive, I’m thinking, “Will this work ever be finished?” Sure, I know that it can’t stay under construction forever, but it’s really painful when the traffic slows to 10 MPH or stops completely. 

I sometimes feel that way about the world, and about myself, too. I feel like I should be wearing an “Under Construction” sign. And the world? Yep, that too!

When I walk by sight and not by faith, it seems that everything is forever needing repairs. Conversely, when I walk by faith, I know the Lord is already making things new [Isaiah 43.19]. I don’t perceive it all the time, but I do sometimes, and it’s just enough to give me hope. 

You, me, the earth — everything that exists — God is making new, whether I perceive it or not. One day, we’ll all look back and realize that God was true to His word. We don’t have the final say on this, our perceptions notwithstanding. God does!

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! … I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43.18-19

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