I am very impatient as I think most of us are – especially living in a world full of instant communication, fast food, and getting answers to our questions immediately. We have become a society of people who want everything NOW!
God doesn’t work that way. Even though He could, He chooses to take His time with us. No matter how hard we try, we can’t control what happens to us. Actually that should be reassuring to us, because He is in control. He knows what dangers surround us. He is aware of the temptations that haunt us. He knows what we are going through. He knows what to do to change the course of those events and mold them and us into what we need to be.
Imagine what His “to-do” list looks like. He’s setting up the course of human history, the dynamics of creation, dealing with man’s inhumanity – laying the path to eternity. His timeline may not match ours, but He knows everything about how and where life is going to take us.
He gives us the means to know which path to take. He even provides us with the faith to trust that His will for us is always good, because He loves us. We find the truth in the Bible – the true Word of God – the book which contains the road map for living.
The clock may be spinning out of control, but God is consistent.
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint,” Isaiah 40:31