It is what it is.
We have heard the expression before.
But it is not always easy to fully live into it.
When adverse things happen, we often spend a lot of time being angry about why it happened.
We Monday morning quarterback whose fault it is that it has come to this.
We blame ourselves for not making better choices so it would not come to this.
We retrace our steps a thousand times with loud lamentations.
And still … it is what it is.
When we fully realize it is what it is, and going back over how we got here isn’t helping, we often try to zip ahead.
We want to be sure that what it is now will not be how it is in the future.
So we plan defensively. Even though we said we were not going back to the past, we do go back.
After all, to plan a better future, shouldn’t we learn from the past?
And so, the dizzying back and forth between past and future begins.
And we worry … a lot … about what is coming in the future.
We somehow missed avoiding what it is now. What if we have not anticipated enough things about the future?
In the eye of this self made storm sits God, waiting for us to do the one simple thing He taught David.
Be still, and know that I am God;
We need to be still.
We need to know He is God.
He has brought us to this moment and He is with us.
We do not need to figure anything out.
We do not need to try to put the puzzle pieces together.
We do not need to do anything.
We just need to be still.
We need to experience the blessing of this moment and hear God tell us how it is what it is.
I am The Lord and there is no other; apart from Me there is no God.
I will never leave you nor forsake you.
I have loved you with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to Myself.
“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.”
I am with you always!
This is The Way it is.