One reason I love driving by myself (and with just my little one) is being able to pray out loud. (I'm not alone in that, right?)
Recently, I was driving along and hadn't even turned down two streets and already had tears streaming down my face as I talked to my Heavenly Father. As we wait for a job, for a home, for a community, we know the Lord is at work in ways we cannot see, but in the middle of the waiting my heart can get heavy and the tears can easily flow.
I began to ask for God's provision. For Him to give us our daily bread. And not two minutes later as I sat at a red light, He opened my eyes and reminded me that He has, He is, and He will. As I looked across the intersection, I saw two different people giving a homeless man food and money.
And then different tears started flowing.
My heart filled with gratitude in that moment. It was as if God said, I see him and I see you. I have not forgotten him and I have not forgotten you. He spoke quietly to my heart that He hears my cries; He knows my heart; He understands my hurts.
And in the times of waiting, we can continue to press on in the things the Lord has called us to do. We can generously give. We can faithfully trust. We can joyfully thank.
As I ask for provision for our family, I also ask for my eyes to be opened to the needs around me and the ways God is at work around me. As I open my eyes to see God providing for others, my faith is strengthened. As I see God's faithfulness in the lives of others, my faith is strengthened.
God is always working while we are waiting. And He is always on His throne while we are unsure of the future. Always at work. Always in control. No matter how the circumstances around us change, those two things are always constant.
Sarah loves Jesus and her family and is passionate about addressing the urgent spiritual and physical needs around the world. She is the wife of Spencer and mama of Katherine and Claire, and they live in Nashville, TN. She runs a photography business with her husband and writes in order to offer encouragement and invite others to choose grace, joy, and gratitude in the adventure and the mundane. She loves traveling and reading; she will choose unsweet tea over sweet and bootcut jeans over skinny; and she is all sorts of awkward with small talk but thrives with deep conversations.