There are some things that we cannot fix overnight

The damage caused by natural disasters and the rebuilding process can be overwhelming, as this part of the country is well aware.

The rebuilding of one’s life can be devastating. Why does it not go as planned? How do we rebuild?

The rebuilding process takes time. There are some things that we cannot fix overnight.

We live in a society that likes to have it “their way.” But, when life happens - and it will - rebuilding life just takes time.

The principle can be illustrated in this way; one can grow squash in about six weeks, but it takes about 100 years to grow an oak tree. Time is the difference! So it is with life.

We cannot start life over again. We just pick up the pieces and move on. The Lord helps those who help themselves. We help ourselves when we draw on the spiritual resources that are ours. The Psalmist did. “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” (Psalm 23: 1-4).

The Lord restores our souls (life).

Rebuilding is living one day at a time. “Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble for its own.” (Matthew 6:34).

The rebuilding of life takes time. It takes picking up the pieces of life and it takes living one day at a time.


Michael Harmon is the minister of the Augusta Church of Christ.