It has been raining in South Florida. Raining and raining and raining and raining. The ditches are full, and retention ponds are about to overflow.
Now the draining around the church has always been an issue. But for the last few years, it hasn't been the "epic" flooding of the past. Then they improved the road. In this improvement, they dammed up the ditch that carries the water away from the church. As soon as they did that, I raised a red flag. But before anyone could do anything the floods came and it got ugly.
So I walked out to look at the flooding and noticed that the water in our ditch was flowing the wrong way, north. Long story short. It's an engineering blunder. Someone messed up. It happens.
So what can I learn from this situation?
Patience. You have to wait until the solution can be properly executed. You may not like it, but it will happen. Patience will teach you when to speak up and how loud you should be. It doesn't get in a rush, but it will make a significant impact.
Pain. Solving a problem like local flooding isn't easy. So until you see your solution though, you'll have to manage. That can be painful. Don't carry your pain on your own. Let others help.
Faith. You have to believe in a lot of things. Believe in God. He is the one who will take care of your and provide for your need.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me with those things that go south on me. AMEN