Have you noticed that we live with a perpetual sense of urgency in a world where everything is due yesterday? We generally opt for the fastest option—fast food, express lanes, and two-day shipping. We have no patience with crashing smartphones or computers, let alone the patience to wait in line.
We have no time for this strange concept called “waiting”. Love lasts a few days, hugs are fleeting, conversations shallow, and we certainly don’t have time for family. To sum it up, we don’t have time for time itself.
In light of this reality, I will ask you the most important question in this article. How can we live in a rushing world, when we have a God who calls us to wait on Him?
When faced with certain situations, I have sometimes asked myself: why does God’s timing seem so unfair? I still haven’t received a full answer to that question, but here’s what I’ve learned.
When our Heavenly Father began His creation, He didn’t rush. “Because the Lord made the heavens and the earth…but rested on the seventh day,” Exodus 20:11. But of course He could create everything in six days, He’s God! Well, consider if you had the power to create the world in a snap of your fingers, would you or would you create it one step at a time?
Do you see where the difference lies? We are so anxious that we don’t take our time with time. Our Father, the Creator of the universe, chose to do everything in six days, and we who are His creatures believe we have the right to things in the blink of an eye.
In 1 Peter 5:7, it says, “Throw all your anxiety onto him, because he cares about you.”
Dear reader, in these days full of haste and anguish, why don’t we put all our anxieties in the hands of God more often?
Because we’re in need of deeper faith.
Faith is the word that follows time, but not our time, God’s time.
Slow down, hug tighter, love more deeply, gather your family, and soak up every minute. Lack of faith causes anguish when we don’t receive the answer we want, at the time we want. Fear makes us so anxious that we forget that the Owner of time is watching out for us.
Isaiah leaves us a lesson on this: “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength; they will fly up on wings like eagles; they will run and not be tired; they will walk and not be weary,” Isaiah 40:31.
Women trust God by waiting.Carolyn McCulley
Wait upon God. He knows your every wish, but He loves you too much to mess up timing because of your anxiety. Trust that He has the best in store for you.
Life is short, but it doesn’t have to be small. Live one day at a time, because tomorrow doesn’t belong to you. God is taking care of everything!
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.Ecclesiastes 3:1
May our Heavenly Father be with you every day!