Have you ever tried to make something beautiful? Maybe you’re an artist who can’t quite get the painting the way your heart’s eye sees it…or a writer who’s dug through thesaurus after thesaurus and called down all her Muses…or a composer who’s almost finished with a new piece but wrestles between two last notes…
Or maybe you’ve been in situations where you felt like you had to take the reins and make it all beautiful. In your time. Your way. And it gets screwed up every time.
But God, Who works outside the boundaries of timelines and deadlines, has set eternity in our hearts. Luke 6:45a (NASB) says, “The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good…” With all that beautiful eternity in our hearts, we have to choose to let God do the work. In HIS time, not ours. And Scripture says that when it’s all said and done, we won’t even be able to fathom what God has done from beginning to end – like looking at a timeline and being unable to see the notches for each heart-changing, circumstance-altering, life-beautifying event because of all the eternity in our hearts He is using to work “all things together for the good of them that love Him”.
We can use our muddy feet and clumsy hands to meddle and make a mess, or we can TRUST Him to take control and make it all beautiful…in HIS time. He’s a good Dad. And He won’t disappoint.