Over one year ago, I was needing to go to the kitchen to make my baby a bottle. She was little and had no concept of time other than “now.”
Now, now, now. It was all she knew. As I got up to make the bottle, she began to cry. She screamed and cried at me with a wail louder than the imaginable. The problem was that I was not going fast enough for her. If there were an option to go faster than the speed of light, I would have done just that.
In the midst of her crying, I began thinking how great it would be if I could just explain to her that her bottle was on the way. She did not have to cry. I was giving her exactly what she needed but I needed a little time.
Wow – there it was: a valuable lesson. I could sense God laughing as he was about to teach me something about myself. I could sense him saying, “Who is the real crying baby whose parent is never going fast enough for them?”
Me! It was me! I was always the impatient one who could not understand my Heavenly dad was working on the things I was needing. My impatience impeded my ability to have a thankful heart. It impeded my ability to say, “My God has always provided for me. He will do it again!”
When I put my untrusting and impatient heart at the forefront of my mind, I knew I needed to change. How could I tell others to trust the Lord when I did not? He has always given me the desires of my heart in the appropriate time and in the appropriate season.
When was the last time you stopped to think about your level of trust in God? Have you been impatient or worried in the waiting? Don’t worry about it. The Bible reminds us that we cannot add a single day to our lives by worrying. But we can put our faith and trust in him.
Paul reminds us that all things work for the good of those who love God, who have been called according to his purpose. Friend, trust in God again. He won’t let you down. He is warming the bottle and bringing it soon enough.
Kayla McCoy seeks to motivate and spiritually energize fellow residents of Searcy. She attends Crossroads Cowboy Church in El Paso, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with plans to enter a graduate program at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.