It’s been one of those weeks.   I turn around one moment and the next I find Zeke posted on the dishwasher door licking last night’s dirty dishes.  I text Chris to find out that yes, another meeting runs right through dinner time, again.   Every. night. this. week.  I rush through the unending snow to get a few errands done and Max face plants in the CVS parking lot because he tries to run wearing rain boots a size or two too large.

It’s in these moments that I close my eyes, click my heels, and recite, “There’s no weather like summer.  There are no words as sweet as a job offer.  There’s no smell like a spit-up-free baby.  There’s no schedule like a predictable one.”

In a quiet moment (so thankful for these…) this week, though, I was reminded that I really do not want to jump ahead.  God is not there.  He is here.  And that’s exactly where He needs me to be.  Here.   I don’t want to miss it.

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.  The Sovereign LORD is my strength…   Habakkuk 3:17-19


3 thoughts on “Here

  1. Fabulous post, Anne, and don’t worry….all those things in paragraph #2 WILL happen at some point (although the predictable schedule is still a work in progress!). I know exactly what you are going through and I really appreciate your willingness to wait on God’s timing even though it is SO HARD!! Just remember that you are a really great wife and mother even when things aren’t running as smoothly as you’d like! Take care, Jen

  2. The verse you quote from Hab 3 is the verse that my husband was dedicated to – funny huh! But the Lord is WISE and He knew that just that passage would continue to give us strength to face uncertainty and see His glory and seek His strength. Thankful for your wise insights!

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