Standing at the Corner…by Beth Farley



Standing at the corner of the long gravel driveway, two children were bundled up waiting for the school bus. Waiting! Waiting! Waiting! No bus! It turned out that I had made a mistake in daylight-savings-time. It was the following week.

As the kids scuffed up the driveway, heads hanging down, I knew I would have to make this a funny situation rather than a bad mistake.

This young mom had to not only apologize for the time mess-up to two very sleepy kids, but now she had to figure out how to keep them awake for the following 45 minutes until the bus would actually arrive.

With no television or computer in the house, I chose to do what I do best. I broke out the home-made hot chocolate and read to them from the Bible. Forty minutes later, they were warm, charged and climbing the school bus steps.

We all have unexpected interruptions; some are huge and some are small, like day-light-saving time mistake. Regardless the size of the interruption, we need wisdom on how to handle the situation. What can we do when your schedule get’s botched up?

We can seek God’s advise. Proverbs 1:1-7 gives us instruction on how to seek wisdom. Turning to the Word of God is important in how we cope with our interruptions.
Proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight;
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
doing what is right and just and fair;
for giving prudence to those who are simple,
knowledge and discretion to the young-
let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance-
for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (NIV)

We can also cast all of our anxiety on Him…To cast is to fling from one object onto another. If you are flinging onto God your every care and worry and anxiety, those things that divide your focus and distract your thoughts will be handled by God who will continue to love and guide you no matter what.
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on him, because hectares for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7

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