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