Safety Break

Psalms 27:13-14 I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!

My boys despise the safety break at the pool. To them,the  last ten minutes of the hour feels like an excruciating eternity. They hem and they haw and act as if they will never be able to get back into the pool.

To a child, a safety break is nothing but a punishment. A pointless rule made up by grown ups who are determined to make children’s lives miserable. They don’t understand the whys and the reasons.

I think God gives grown ups safety breaks sometimes too. We hem and we haw about them. We think things will never go our way. We believe we will never be able to get back into the pool.

We don’t understand the whys and the reasons either.

Only God does.

His breaks our always for our own good. They are always for our own safety.

I tell my boys to rest when they have their ten minutes of eternity at the pool. To be still and to build up their energy for when the whistle blows.

In seasons of waiting, we must also do the same. Take this moment to rest and to build up our relationship with Jesus.

And to always be ready for when the whistle blows.

 

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