"Wait on the LORD:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the LORD.
Psalm 27:14

His Time, Not Ours

"Lord, give me patience, and give it to me now!" We all have heard this little quip and seen it on bumper stickers, magnets, etc., always bringing a smile to our faces. And why not? Our society expects immediate accomplishments in almost everything we do ~ from microwave meals in minutes to global communication in seconds.

It seems, whatever the problem, there should be a button, switch, or pill to deliver fast results. Which makes it all the more difficult to accept that, like it or not, spiritual growth takes time.

In a garden, all seedlings have average schudules of development. But as human beings with unique histories and needs, we can't rely on averages to determine when we might take that next step in our walk with God.

It is tempting, when faced with a spiritual flaw or growth issue, to pray for and expect immediate change. Sometimes it happens. But we feel down and confused when our prayers don't bring the instant relief we seek.

It's good to remember, that all facets of our nature are part of our God-created being. Even our less than desirable parts are there for a reason and contain His lessons for us.

When change seems to come slowly, don't give up hope. Consider that the timetable for your growth is in the Lord's hands. Continue you daily communion with God and trust your spirit to be healed in His time.

Serving in Love,
Giving Glory to God in Every Thing!




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