Grounded


Blog by Joel Pridmore

I was meant to be soaring through the sky on Tuesday but remained very much on Terra.

Last year when I had my first gliding experience, I was unable to complete my second run due to motion sickness! So I took an opportunity to book my second run this past week. I went to sleep at my cousin’s house, nearby to Wycombe Air Park on Monday, excited to get up and fly the next day. However, not long after I awoke, my phone rang and I was informed that the weather was not playing ball!

As the day went on, and with several phone calls, hoping to hear of a change in the conditions, I had to concede that the only option that day was to remain grounded.

This was disappointing but the alternative would have been to fly in conditions that were not conducive to good flight or even that would have been unsafe.

When we read in Isaiah 40 that ‘they that wait upon the Lord shall… rise up on wings like eagles’ we often forget that it includes the concept of waiting.

God knows when we are ready to take flight, but He also knows when the time and conditions around us are best for us to take off! If we take off when the conditions are not right then we may not succeed… so sometimes we simply have to trust God’s timing.

“For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end – it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay” (Habakkuk 2:3)