It’s all in the timing - Hope 103.2

It’s all in the timing

By David ReayFriday 7 Feb 2014LifeWords DevotionalsFaithReading Time: 0 minutes


Read 2 Peter 3:8-9

8 But do not ignore this one fact,beloved,that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years,and a thousand years are like one day. 9 The Lord is not slow about his promise,as some think of slowness,but is patient with you,not wanting any to perish,but all to come to repentance. (NRSV)

We don’t like to wait for anything. If our computers are a nanosecond slow we figure we need a new one. If the red light lingers at the traffic intersection we rage at the unfairness of life. If the queue moves slowly we wonder what we have done to deserve it.

We want things to happen now,if not sooner. God has different ideas. He operates in a different time zone. We want to rush ahead,God often wants us to wait. We think we can see the end result and the way to achieve it. God bids us to think again. He knows the whole picture whereas we only see part of it.

It is sometimes said that there are three basic answers to prayer: “No”. “Yes”. And “Not Yet”. That last one puzzles us. We want to make things happen,but making things happen before their due time is no achievement at all. We do better to trust God’s timing. The creator of time is the master of timing.

David Reay