I come from a family who runs late. You could pretty much plan on us being 10 (ish) minutes late to just about anything (and cutting it dangerously close to church).
I married into a family who runs early. Similarly, they run about 10 minutes early (give or take).
Fun story: When my husband and I had been married only a month or so, my in-laws offered to take us out for dinner and said they’d pick us up at 6PM. Well, 5:40PM came around and my husband told me that they were already at our house. As a recovering “late” person, I was trying so hard to shoot for “on time.” I told hubby that, in no uncertain terms, I have “20 MORE MINUTES.” My in-laws drove around town for 20 minutes, came back and I was ready – on time.
You may be an early bird like my in-laws or a 10-minutes late person like my family. But guess who is always on time? God.
I don’t have to worry about God missing something because He was running late. And I don’t have to be anxious that God’s plan is too early and that I’ll miss something because I wasn’t ready.
We all have something that we can think of where we wonder where God is and why His timeline doesn’t match up with ours – a spouse, a child, a house, a job, a doctor’s appointment, a diagnosis, a cure, you name it.
Our mission today is to turn that situation over to God – for at least today. Ask God to help you trust His timing and for the Holy Spirit to give you unexplainable peace and rest in the meantime. God has shown us time and time again that He is always on time and His plan is perfect. Trust and rest in that promise today.
2 Peter 3:8-9 “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
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