by Meg@bluffparkbaptist.org | Thursday, May 18, 2017
I recently called a service center to see about getting my lawn mower repaired. I was placed on “hold” and remained there, listening to music for over 14 minutes. I’m a patient man but after a while I began to grow a bit impatient. In fact, I was a little frustrated.
I think that many times we can grow impatient with God for the same reason: We don’t really like to wait. When we pray and seek the Lord’s action in our lives we, too often, expect Him to work to accommodate our time line; we don’t expect to wait. Yet the Bible tells us in Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”.
We have to trust God to work in His time, for He has the perfect answer for and solution to our problems. He will work things out perfectly. But we also need to realize that He will work it so that He will receive glory. We must also accept that God’s love for us is so great that He will not do anything that will bring us harm or interfere with our relationship with Him.
So when we pray and it seems that God isn’t working we have to trust that he is, indeed, working and will work in such a way that His actions will accomplish far more than we ask or expect. It may not be exactly as we envision Him working and it may not be what we asked for. But it will be the best thing for us. So pour heart out to God; present to Him your every need. In His time, in His wisdom, He will answer and you will love Him even more.