Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
Have you ever said the words? I have wanted that for as long as I could remember? I know I have.
There are things in our lives that we hope for, and as time passes and those hopes do not come to pass, it’s easy to turn that smile into a frown. It’s easy to become overwhelmed; it’s easy for the heart to be sick.
We mourn over the thought that the one thing we’ve always wanted may actually never happen. Playing that reality in our minds is what hurts us.
This verse is saying, a loving fulfilled is a tree of life. This, of course, referencing when what you have hoped for has actually happened.
Today that which I have hope for many years is happening. Today is my last day as a full-time employee. But I can’t lie if my heart wasn’t sick for a long time. When I got hired, I told myself and everyone around me, “I will be at this job for one year, and I will not work for another employer; I will be my own boss.”
God delivered, but it wasn’t in my timing; it was in His. Three weeks ago, I celebrated four years with the company. It didn’t happen when I wanted it to, but it happened.
Don’t forget that God knows what you are praying for. He is a faithful father, don’t let your heart become sick. You will get your tree of life. It just won’t be when you expect it.
Father God, thank you for a beautiful week. Thank you for blessing us. We ask that you remind us to be patient with our plans. We know that you hear us; we know that Your timing is greater. We thank you in advance for moving into our lives. It is with everything in us that we pray, AMEN!