“He has made everything beautiful in its time.”
There are two specific phrases that I sense in my spirit this morning “Patience” and “Will you wait?” I am pretty certain that these are not the answers most people long for when seeking the Lord about something. We are so accustomed to a drive-thru window, and patience has become something that we don’t even want to pray for anymore.
“Good things come to those who wait.” I rarely hear that quoted now. There is such an overwhelming sense of entitlement in our society, to the point that we expect God to meet our needs on our terms and in our time. We have all seen the commercial, and it has somehow snuck in and become the philosophy of this generation: “It’s my money, and I want it now!” Now.
I plead with you, please don’t make demands of the Lord. We don’t really have a “right” to anything beyond the life that we already take for granted. Gratitude has been replaced with complaining, and I cannot imagine how this makes Him feel. What happened to just loving Him and being overwhelmed at the thought that He loves you, too? What happened to the excitement of being delivered from darkness to His marvelous light? When did the answer to our immediate prayer take precedence over thanking Him for all that He has already done—like waking us up this morning?
“Wait” doesn’t mean “No.” It means to wait. If you have children, you know that sometimes you have to make them wait for what they want. You will never give your ten year old the keys to your car just because of the tantrum you may have to endure if he doesn’t get what he wants.
Remember that it doesn’t just mean that God is preparing the answer for you, but that He is also preparing you for the answer. You may not be ready for what you are asking for, and only He knows when you will be.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. If it isn’t beautiful, it isn’t time yet.
Scripture to read:
1 Peter 2:9
Lord, Your way is perfect…and so is Your timing. Help me to wait on You. Help me to wait in a pleasing way—not with grumbling and complaining, but with gratitude and hope. I trust You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.