Psalm 27:13 (NKJV) I would have lost heart, unless I had believed, That I would see the goodness of the LORD, In the land of the living. 14 Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
If you tear open a cocoon to set a butterfly free, the creature’s wings will be severely underdeveloped. This is because the very act of struggling to leave the cocoon strengthens the butterfly’s wings, preparing it for flight. In others, it’s a necessary part of the butterfly’s process.
We too have times of transition and where metamorphosis emerges, yet our remedy is not unlike the butterfly’s. If we try escaping God’s cocoon before the Lord is done transforming us, we risk undermining and delaying what the Lord’s is doing in our life. So when you are experiencing time in the cocoon, remember the butterfly and the process involved for all of us in the Lord.
In the quiet places of your life, listen for God. In the waiting, your character is formed. If you wait upon God and allow the Lord to release you from the cocoon, you will be strong and prepared to fly in ways you never could have if you’d left the process (cocoon) too soon. Today’s message is for someone who has been waiting for a long time and you maybe losing hope remember to wait on the Lord!
Power Quote Richard Buckminster (1895-1983) “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly”.
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