Happy Monday. “This too shall pass.”
Whatever “this” is, it’s only for a time. But we often cry “how long?”
At this time I am awaiting the results of medical tests for someone I love. I want them now!
In this day of “instant every thing” we want a quick fix.
One of my verses I have clung to since I was a teen is Psalms 37:7 which says, “Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for him.”
In these years I have surely learned patience, don’t you think? Sorry. My clock doesn’t seem to beat on God’s timetable.
My favorite Bible character, Joseph, must be the one, at least to me, who exemplifies what it means to “rest” and “wait patiently.”
The plan from his boyhood was to get Joseph to Egypt where he would save the known world at that time from starvation.
You know the many pitfalls, trials, deceptions he endured. I want to say, “Joseph, why didn’t you just throw in the towel?”
He didn’t have James 1:3: “Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.” But he lived it. What a man!
Perhaps you feel today God has forgotten you, the time is dragging on.
May I suggest, His timer is set and when it goes off, the answer will come.
Charles Spurgeon asks, “Will not the Lord’s time be better than your time?”
Elisabeth Elliot, wife of a missionary savagely killed years ago in Ecuador, said, “We must move according to the timetable of the timeless One and be at peace.”
Living this way, she ultimately saw the very man who slew her husband gloriously saved.
Quoting from Spurgeon again, “By his wisdom, he orders his delays so that they prove far better than our hurries.”
The Psalmist said, “I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.”
Should we not keep in mind that God is in no hurry?