Campus is quiet.
It’s that time between the conclusion of classes and the beginning of finals – the time of preparation and waiting. The time when the fear of the unknowns creeps in and the anxiety washes over.
I think the part that looms amongst us the most is the waiting.
Sometimes life is like that.
There are times when we feel we have all the answers and unfortunately realize we don’t. There are times when we feel prepared for the next step and feel peace that we’ve done all we can for God’s next step for us. And then there are times when God has given us a sort of study guide – a point of direction to where we’re headed – but not all the answers. And we’re in a time of waiting.
Much like the sidewalks of this small place where I’ve lived and learned, we get really quiet. We become inner focused. We get lost in the limitations of our own minds and fail to remain gripped on the bigger picture.
Wherever you are today, whether you feel guided, lost, or in a time of waiting, God sees you. He’s not surprised at your emotions, your fears, or your questions. In fact, He wants you to talk to Him about them. He wants you to come to Him so He can restore your strength, your hope, your joy.
He knows your tomorrow and He’s already there. Let’s choose to trust Him. He’s working it all out for our good. And even if it doesn’t look like we hoped it would, it’s not even about us. It’s about Him.
Focus on the bigger picture. We don’t live for life on Earth. We live for Heaven.
“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” – 2 Corinthians 4:18, NLT