Some of the hardest things to do in life is to wait on God. I saw written once, “God is never in a hurry, but he is always on time.” Dealing with God’s timing takes certain knowledge of who God is.
God’s view of time is quite different than ours. The Bible says that for God a thousand years is like a day. In other words, for an eternal God a thousand years is really not that long of time.
Remember when you were a kid and how hard it was to take long trips in the car?
I heard about a 4 year old kid traveling with his mother in the car and constantly asking the same question over & over again? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? "When are we going to get there? When are we going to get there?"
Finally, the Mom got so irritated that she said, "We still have 90 more miles to go. So don’t ask me again when we’re going to get there." Well, the boy was silent for a long time. Then he timidly asked, "Mom, will I still be four when we get there?"
To a small child, a couple of hours car ride seems like an eternity.
To an adult it doesn’t seem so long because a grown up has experienced time.
To God, a few years on earth seems like a few seconds because he has experienced eternity.
I think we sometimes appear to God like the child constantly nagging from the back seat. “God when is this going to happen? When are you going to answer my prayer? When God? When?”
Tomorrow we will look at what God is trying to teach us as we wait on him.
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