The River’s Shore
“The Lord our God spoke to us at Horeb, saying, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. ‘Turn and set your journey’” Deuteronomy 1:6-7 (NAS)
I received this word from the Lord years ago, and then nothing happened. Pushing and pressing trying to make it happen only drained my strength.
God’s timing is never easy, like sitting on the river shore waiting for fish to bite. You use your best pole, and the choice bate, but nothing happens.
The sun is past its peak, and your life seems that way as well. Too old to begin new, gone too far to change directions, constant interruptions and detours. Yet you know in your heart the dream is still alive. You know in your heart that the Lord has made a promise.
Why is it taking so long, Lord? I am like grass and will be gone before long.
Waiting on God is so hard when there is no map to check our location or our progress. Like going down the river with no paddle. Faith seems to be a river that flows with shallow areas along the way.
Yet, the river is at its crest when the rain has been the greatest. That is just the way it works.
Just when you are ready to pack it up and quit, your pole bends. God is funny that way. Maybe He has lessons to teach in the waiting. Maybe He just is in not hurry because He loves the quiet time on the shore with you.
When God places a dream in your heart, it is His dream for you before it is ever your dream. It is His plan for you long before it is a promise to you.
Be patient in the waiting. One day He will come and say to you, “Rise up, You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Turn and set your journey.”