There’s something serene and beautiful about driving the country roads of Ireland. Small roads, winding through the scenic green landscape, livestock in the fields, and crops growing throughout the spring and summer create a patchwork of fields. Sometimes you will even come across a herd of cows, slowly dandering along the road on their way to get milked, forcing drivers to stop and wait until the road is cleared. There can be something peaceful about it, yet, if you are in a rush to get to work, or just eager to get home, having to pause and wait can be frustrating.
In life, we are rushing from one day to the next; the predictability and the routine can make it seem like we have everything in our lives under control, yet sometimes we are forced to pause and wait, and it can be incredibly frustrating. As society attempts to make our lives easier, faster and more efficient, we as believers need to realise that God’s schedule is often very much different from the world’s schedule. Many times God has a purpose behind a season of pause and waiting, we may need it more than we realise and perhaps we need to step aside and let God be God.
In Psalm 46:10 we read:
“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honoured by every nation. I will be honoured throughout the world.”
In any season of waiting and with Christ living in us we can lean on Him, depend on Him, and enjoy His fullness by the power of His Holy Spirit because it’s in that fullness and intimacy that we will hear and receive our directions to move in His timing.
As we believe together for a move of God throughout Ireland, we can trust Him knowing that behind the scenes He is already working, nothing is a surprise to Him, He is not wasting time nor is His time slipping away. We read in Psalm 89:8 “O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies! Where is there anyone as mighty as You, O Lord? You are entirely faithful.” In the waiting, He is preparing us individually, He is opening and softening hearts, and we are learning more about Him. God is still very much in control and what can we do? Continue to lean on Him, knowing He is always entirely faithful, and wait in anticipation to see His glory revealed throughout this land.
Father, I thank You that You are sovereign and know all things, I thank You that Your timing is always perfect. I pray that as I anticipate a move of Your Holy Spirit throughout Ireland that in the waiting You will prepare me to be used by You. Help me to trust You in all seasons and to remember that You are in control of all things. Amen.