As I sit on my couch, studying about Noah and the Ark, here’s what struck me.
Noah was a faithful man and followed God’s instructions to build the Ark and gather the animals before the 40 day/40 night flood, the flood that destroyed everything on earth except for Noah, his family, and the animals.
Even after the rains ceased, there was more waiting to be done. Noah waited until God instructed him to exit the Ark and bring his family and the animals out, to once again inhabit the earth.
Noah waited on God, obeyed and praised God. Even when the time came to get off of the Ark, Noah had only his family. All of their friends and relatives were lost in the flood. Life as they knew it was no more, yet Noah remained faithful, patient, and obedient as he knew God would keep His promise.
It brings to mind this time of unrest and anxiety in our country and around the world. There is waiting. Waiting in the midst of a pandemic, and in the uncertainty of who will be in leadership for the next four years.
I could very easily let my thoughts carry me to a place of anxiety and fear. But I find myself digging deeper into prayer and God’s Word and discovering true peace of heart and mind. The waiting is often the hardest part, but for me, I recognize I have no control over the big picture. I can Rest In Peace, knowing that my God of mercy, justice, order & love sees the big picture. I know my God is there, in the midst of the uncertainty and chaos and is using it all for His glory.
I am human and at times, I let my thoughts run away from me, but, I believe in the One who is in complete control and find peace in Him.