8-1-20 Family Vacation recap

     I had such high hopes for this vacation concerning many areas of my life.

   I hoped we would draw closer together as a family; we did.

    I hoped we would draw closer together as a couple; we did.

    I hoped the absence of technology and the bombardment from the craziness of the world, along with the absolute amazement of creation would draw me closer to God; it did.

    I had hoped that that closeness with God would answer all the questions I've waited for answers to for so very long; it didn't. ...

    Wait, what, why? Why didn't drawing nearer to God answer all my questions? Why am I now leaving with more questions than I went with? The answer, I don't know. I am not God and I cannot force Him to make a decision.

    As a parent I can see things from His point of view and can just imagine His response to all my naggings of "why do I have to wait" being returned with "because I said so." As a child I don't like that answer nor do I understand it. As a parent, I use that answer because I do know what's best for my child and when the time is right they will understand that, just as when God's time to reveal His plan to me will come and I will understand it.

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord . “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8‭-‬9 NLT


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