Have you ever felt lopsided? That’s how I am feeling these days. Lopsided is defined as “having one side lower or smaller or lighter than the other.” As I try each day to focus my attention only on those things that I feel must get done, I often feel off balance, as if something is pulling on me. No matter how hard I try, sometimes I feel as if I could tumble over, giving in to the side of me that feels the heaviest. Even though I have many things in life that need my attention, God has given me enough time in each day, and enough
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Although life is sometimes an uphill battle, Jesus said he has overcome the world. He already fought our battles for us, took them to the cross and died so that we could have the final victory. It’s hard to sometimes remember, in the midsts of our battles,
Since the day we are born, we are taught to wait. In our infancy, we were helpless. We could not ask for the things we needed, so we cried, trusting that mom or dad would come to our rescue.
As toddlers who are old enough to ask for what we want or need, we were often met with the dreaded word “wait”. We threw a fit, stomping off with our arms crossed and a frown on our face. We would often comment, “I don’t want to wait. It will take too long”, or “it’s not fair”.
In our teenage years, we waited for the first day of High school,
I went to the Women’s Conference at Bethel Church in Redding, CA last weekend. It was truly an amazing experience to be in a room with 979 other women who were radically in love with God. We worshipped together, prayed, laughed and cried. On the drive up to Redding, I saw a picture with my spiritual eyes of a rainbow. I shared with the ladies in the car that I felt God wanted them to know that He is the God of promises yet unfulfilled. The rainbow was God’s promise to Noah to never flood the