A few weeks ago, the Lord gave me a vision much like this one. I asked Him what his intentions were for my life - moment by moment. I saw an old broken down heart. Dusty and worn. All hope deferred. But then it suddenly bursted into a living, beating vessel. Vibrant flowers bursted from the freshly watered seeds planted in the depths of the heart. My heart skipped a beat, and a grin slid across my face. You see, it gave me hope for the future - but God wasn’t showing me for the future, he was showing me what he saw right there in the moment. What he had seen all along - everything that I couldn’t see.
A lot of us in trying times will continue on with a wilderness mindset. We’ll think, “gosh, how much longer can I possibly walk in this dry desert? I’ll never get out at this rate.” But if we keep that mindset, we’ll just end up being the next ones to sit in that place for 40 years.
“He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.” - Psalms 23:2
In the quiet moments, when all I need is a picture of peace - I can hear the peaceful trickling of the waters, and feel the warmth of the sun with a cool breeze, and a small whisper chimes in, “You’re already there.”
Rest. Trust. Be still.