Turmoil and life’s difficulties can leave the soul with unrest.
We wonder if restoration will arrive. We debate ourselves and find that sin is at the root of the troubles in this world.
We’ve entertain it. We adjust and make sin comfortable. We twist the Word of God to make it what we want it to say.
Our justification leads us down a road of trouble.
But, Noah was a man who was found righteous in the eyes of God.
He heard God’s direction and though it seemed ridiculous he followed through. He believed God.
In this fallen world sometimes, we are the dreamer with interruptions assailing at us. The vision was given but the realities seem to escape us.
So many days and weeks in the flooded waters.
I know I heard God.
As he waits and waits I wonder did his heart grow weary or stronger?
When we wait on the Lord, do we grow tired or does our faith increase?
“When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.” (Genesis 8:11)
The preservation of the seed is remarkable!
Turmoil, flooding, shifting and the conditions of the earth God made were shaken. But the seed survived, preserved!
Noah did not plant the seed. The dove came to him with an olive leaf. Extraordinary event!
This gives me hope!
When life has been shaken like a world-wind tornado, where is the hope?
The hope does not depend on me. The hope comes from God. I am to rely on HIM!
So, like the dove sent out by Noah, I pour out my heart to the Lord. I wait on the One who preserves the seed!
God who created everything along with the Son and the Spirit hears, sees and preserves.
The Initiator of the vision is the one who makes it come to pass.
Don’t give up even though the waters are rising!
Don’t loose the vision because it was the Lord who spoke it!
Watch and pray! It is coming.
Remain faithful for God is the Promise Keeper!