When God shows me multiple things on the same topic, I know that He is either trying to teach me a lesson or He wants me to write about it. Today was one of those days.
First, I came across this quote on Wisdom for Living. “GOD IS NEVER CLUELESS, AND WHEN HE IS NOT MAKING ANY MOVE, IT IS NEVER AS A RESULT OF HIS INABILITY TO DO SO!” Did you hear that? God has the ability to do what He wants, when He wants & how He wants. He knows everything that is going on at all times.
This thought was reinforced by a passage from Psalms. LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them. Psalm 10:17 (NLT). God hears the cries of His people. He loves to give good gifts to His children. Those gifts include peace, joy, comfort and strength: all things that we need to weather the storms of life.
Take a look at the graphic below. Does it say. “God, always says, ‘Yes'”? No! Does it say, “God always answers right away”? No! It tells us that He ALWAYS answers in the way that is best for us in His perfect timing.
So my friends, in times of uncertainty and pain, we must wait on the Lord. In times of Joy and gladness, we must wait on the Lord. I am not saying this is easy. Patience has NEVER been my strong suit. My mother once told me that she knew I would never pray for patience; so she was doing it for me. I have grown a lot since then and I have learned the value of being patient with God and with the precious souls that he puts in my path.
Wait for the Lord;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the Lord. – Psalm 27:14 (NASB)