Have you ever faced a myriad of circumstances that caused you to ask the question, “What do I do?” I heard that very question at our kitchen table this week when my husband considered his list of tasks.
The weather has dropped abundant rains on us and our hay fields. The hay is ready for cutting. Yet if there is not enough dry weather in the future, a cut field of hay made today, could be a rotten bunch of hay when rain soaks it.
At this time of the season, the corn is growing and so are the weeds. While the corn is still short, cultivating is still possible. On days that baling hay is not possible, cultivating is in order. But all the while the cultivating must be done, the weather is preventing the much needed hay cutting and baling.
Just when he decided to cultivate, the large rear tire of the tractor went flat. Our tire had to be ordered, delivered and changed. This all takes time and delayed the cultivating. Time, precious time, slipped by.
The farmer has many circumstances to face which he cannot control. You may think that farming is and easy job where farmers almost have nothing to do or sit under a tree with a piece of grass in their mouths, but not so. Farming is an occupation of risk. Put another way, farming takes trust in God who does control the circumstances. Without faith in the goodness of the Lord, a farmer can lose heart or become bitter.
Now, you may not be a farmer, but you have a set of circumstances that linked together can be just as frustrating. If so, remember, “Let us not grow weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.”~Galatians 6:9