I was sitting at an airport bar in the middle of a journey afflicted with delay after delay, surrounded by others in the same boat. Countering the general irritated vibe, a young woman exclaimed, “I love delays!” And as she explained, I saw her point.
When your flight is delayed, there isn’t much you can do about it. Events are out of your hands. As confined as you are, there’s a paradoxical sense of freedom in the situation.
God did not create us to be robots. He’s given us free will, the ability to choose, the power to create. Nonetheless, our freedom is limited. For in the end, it all belongs to the Lord. Accepting what we can and cannot do and God’s sovereignty over it all? That’s the place, even in the most frustrating of circumstances, we find peace.
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