Have you ever seen real, natural honey dripping? Because it is very thick and viscous, it takes time to move when one is pouring it out. This quality of honey becomes especially pronounced when there is very little left.
Honey teaches me patience. It reminds me that sometimes we have to wait for the good things to manifest in our lives. It does not mean that the good things are not there, they just might not get to us as quickly as we thought they would.
Sometimes it seems like the promises that God has for our lives are on hold. Almost as if they have been lost or forgotten. But this is never the case. God can never forget his promises to us. He loves us with an everlasting love. He plans things out in our lives. Because we live in a fallen world, sometimes things do not go as expected, but trust God. He has you in the palm of his hands.
My Bible reminds me that God knew us, even before we were formed and born. He has good plans for our lives. Plans for good and not for evil, to give us a future and a hope.
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you….”Jeremiah 1:1
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”Jeremiah 29:11
That is my comfort when I look at my honey jar. Good things are coming. For weeping may last the whole night long, but joy comes in the morning. His promises are true, sure, and they will come to pass. This is why I know without a doubt, that good things are coming.
God will see us through these difficult COVID times and turn our wailing into dancing. All in his time.
You turned my wailing into dancing, you removed my sackcloth, and clothed me with joy!Psalm 30:11
We have a reason to smile and dance today. Good things are coming, just wait for it!