I just started a new women’s only Bible study at church. I’ve never done a corporate women’s Bible study, but this one has the works: small groups, homework, memorization…
And…I’m loving it!
Granted, we’re on week one, but so far this has followed that trend of me always always studying something that exactly pertains to what I’m going through at the time.
Think it might have to do with God knowing exactly what we need to hear?
I tend to be a pretty organized person most of the time. My comptuer desktop is ridiculous - I’ve got folders, subfolders, sub-subfolders… Stuff like: “Fiction” “Fiction I Started And Didn’t Like” “Fiction I Might Finish” “Fiction That Will Never Get Published.” And that’s not even going into all the different genres categorized in there! Needless to say, it’s sad. It’s a part of me that I find a little weird, honestly, considering that I tend to be waaaay unorganized in my thought processes.
Without going into a bunch of details, if I were going to try to organize my life right now, I think I’d have problems labeling all the folders. There’s been a bunch of stuff I’d just categorize as “Unknowns” in these past few weeks. Here’s what I’m noticing about myself - I really, really, really don’t like Unknowns. I know I’ve talked about this before, and how it’s probably because we live in a society of microwaves and three-minute heating pads and pay-as-you-go cell plans, but I still don’t like it. I’m pretty certain I never will.
Enter the women’s Bible study.
Here’s a verse that stuck out to me in this study we’re doing in 2 Peter: “Do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day as is a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you.”
I know this is usually used to talk about a whole myriad of things: death, salvation, creation, end times, etc. But here’s what struck me:
Whatever I’m going through - good times, bad times, weird times, boring times, times that never seem to just resolve, whatever it is, it’s happening TODAY.
But to God, today is only the tiniest little blip on the screen.
Doesn’t sound very comforting? It is! Even though I’m totally consumed in what’s going on today, God already knows the ending. He knew the beginning, He knows the conflict in the middle and He knows exactly how the resolution will work out for His glory.
We like to say that God is writing our story, but don’t forget that implies an Authorship - He’s got everything planned out for this book already.
If you need to read the end, flip to 2 Peter 3:18. There is our mission. And there is our hope. Especially when a lot around us falls into the “Unknown” box.
Love you all,Erynn 35 36 37 38