i see the promised land

  • Today while studying for my theology classes I wondered how Israel could forget God's promises so easily .. how they could lose trust into him in the blink of an eye .. how they could be angry at him, who delivered them from oppression .. and then I recognized I'm all the same - I forget what God promised me when something turns out different than I imagined it, I lose trust so easily when there are problems coming my way, I get angry at him for leading me into freedom, showing me the right way to go and then suddenly seeing nothing but desert all around me. I reach out for the promised land and forget that it's about God's timing and not mine - I have to learn to wait on God. He's here, he doesn't leave me, he cares for me - even when there seems to be nothing but desert. He wants to give me the water of eternal life, the land of milk and honey and all I have to do is to wait on his timing and to trust him because he is God.