“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12 ESV
The power of waiting can be amazingly wonderful when your faith is in God. Today started like any other day while seeking a way to spend a day of rest while on vacation.
I had the idea to try and visit the Zugspitze. You see we had this desire for 6 years to visit the highest peak in Germany. We had visited this area 5 times and never had the weather been perfect for visiting this amazing site. The timing was always wrong ~ rain or clouds seemed to obstruct the view of this site so investing in taking the trip to visit seemed fruitless.
But today I visited the counter to ask what the view was like at the Zugspitze and received a green light that today was a perfect day. I asked for details on how to get there; you will need to take the train from one of these locations or you can take the Skylift to the top – the same options for returning down the mountain.
Filled with anticipation I quickly prepared to take the trip.
As Micah and I discussed how we’d get there we both couldn’t believe it – it was finally happening. We were absolutely giddy. We’d been waiting so long to go to the top of this mountain.
With map and GPS in hand, we set out to see the sight where we could behold the beauty of His Glory. “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.” Psalms 27:4.
We arrived at the site just in time to take the Skylift to the highest peak of 2962m.
The wait was finally over.
As I was looking out the window of the Skylift, I reflected over each time I had tried to take this trip.
Don’t Give Up ~ Keep trusting
Life happens, obstacles get in the way, but that shouldn’t cause us to stop and give up. Sometimes, the Lord needs to prepare us for what is ahead so that we are equipped for what’s next.
If you’re not ready for where he is taking you, how can you bless others? Each season in our lives is for a purpose. Obstacles and detours had happened for us over the past 6 years.
Job loss, health issues, financial crisis, emotional stress, but today I would “SEE”.
The phrase “See Me, See Me” had been in my heart for weeks and somehow today I had the expectancy of Seeing Him.
And so, as I rode to the top, my heart was full of gladness
and my eyes full of tears that God had granted me this wonderful opportunity
and fulfilled my heart’s desire.
His timing is always perfect and the view was well worth the wait. Today as I stood at the highest peak in Germany. My heart was now reconciled with those that I had struggled to forgive, I was overjoyed because I had seen His miraculous power heal our daughter, I was in Awe of Him, to see employment returned to my spouse and I was breathing in God’s faithfulness and exhaling stress.
We walked around this “city” in the sky and enjoyed the majestic work of God’s hands.
I had reached a height of release that lifted every heavy burden. I could let go hurt, bitterness, unforgiveness, anxiety, and worry.
God desires to lift the heaviness of your heart ~ You can lay it at his feet today.
As the sun began to set, we decided to take the last train back down to get experience in a different setting.
The tracks for the train had been carved through the mountain; similar to a tunnel. We were packed together like sardines on the 35-minute train ride down to the bottom of the mountain. Going down reminded me to stay focused on God’s Word!
As long as you keep your eyes on Jesus and see nothing else, you can trust that “All things work together for good for those that love the Lord.”Romans 8:28
What are you waiting for today? Trust Him to Bring It to Pass.