“I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory.” Pslam 63:2 NLT
Some years back, when I was still running, my girlfriends and I were all agog over a certain sports apparel catalog. Very early every Wednesday morning we would each have an email in our inboxes with what was known as the “Wednesday Wow”. We waited with excitement each week to see what was reveled as the “wow”.
We would hook up at the YMCA for our morning run, pound the pavement, and excitedly begin to discuss the “wow” of the day. Who would order it. How were the reviews. Did we really need it. Could we get it before it ran out.
I am walking through a particularly difficult season. A bit of a storm. That place where God calls me to trust Him and walk in faith, not knowing the outcome of these difficult situations. To trust when trusting is hard. When all I want is for it to be fixed. Today.
Through this time, God has been faithful to give me a “Wednesday Wow”. Every. Single. Day. He has made provision in His Word. Guiding me. Comforting me. Sometimes reminding me to wait. And while I wait, to dance in the rain with Him. To hang on to Him. Raise my eyes to Him. Sing praises to Him.
And I am wowed!
Jesus said in John 11:40, “Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s Glory if you believe?”
Believe. So simple. Yet so hard in the sharp edges of life. The dark and hurting places in our hearts. And we complicate it all, by overthinking it, overdoing it, and if we are really honest, only half believing it.
Believe. Just believe.
Mary believed. When approached by the angel and told that she would conceive and give birth to a baby. A virgin birth. A doubting fiance’. A potential stoning. Mary believed.
And when it came to pass in a stable, her baby, lying in a manger~Mary believed. Believed. And she treasured and pondered these things in her heart.
Can I believe as Mary did? Can I trust God in the hard, that His plans for me are for good and not for harm?
Right here, right now, mere hours from the eve where we celebrate The Greatest Wow of all.
Can I, in the middle of the storm, dance in the rain with the God who wows me every day?
Can I open my hands and receive all that He has for me, even in the bad?
It seems too easy. Maybe even trite on the hard days.
I’m finding this is where He wows me the most. And my heart sings even as it shatters into a million little pieces. And like Mary, I want to treasure and ponder over all He has done.
And I want Him more. Need Him more.
Because I know in the middle of the storm, dancing in the rain with Him is way better than trudging through the mud without Him.
“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 ESV
Seek and you will find. Believe and you will be wowed.
Graced by God