To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
How long does it take for us to recognize God in our lives? How long does it take to draw close to Him?
Isaiah 65:1 says, “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’
We often find ourselves cradled in the arms of a loving God that will not let us go. We have diligently strived for the intimacy of relationship we longed for – and now, it is ours. Still, what do we do? We begin inching away from the One that says ‘Here am I’. We carelessly find ourselves at the rim of despair. The thoughtless act of a single day can greet us, and all of our efforts, all of our hopes, all of our confidence has wiggled away as we rush after sin. Do any of us find ourselves in this place? We only need to call upon the Holy Spirit to help us in the midst of it. Darkness cannot overcome the Light.
We can live forty days without food, three days without water, eight minutes without air, but not one second without hope. Our hope is in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. He is with us to the end.