So the other day, I was riding as a passenger across this bridge and was impatient to be on my way to the Peninsula. Surely this couldn't be Busch Gardens traffic. We were nearly 40 miles away. If it was Busch Gardens, we were in for a bumpy ride. I was hungry for lunch, blah blah blah...
The traffic started up again and I remembered (feeling a little foolish) that this was a draw bridge and this hand to sail underneath with its tall mast:
How often do we do just what I did, only about less tangible things than draw bridges and boats? When the job interview that seemed to go so well doesn't lead to a job, do we want to jump on ahead? When a new relationship seems so right, only there's just this little thing about it that doesn't seem Biblical, do we want to rush on in and then feel a stab of disappointment when it ends?
God orders our days perfectly. Since there is only NOW anyway, we must learn to be content, thankful, and joyful right where we are, lest we hurry on ahead and find the draw bridge open under our feet.
My times are in Your hands.
The eternal God is your Refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms.
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you...plans to give you a hope and a future.