…never early, nor is he ever late.
I’ve been thinking a lot about these things. Sometimes, most times in fact, I spend my time contemplating what God is. God is love. God is faithful. God is all powerful, omniscient…. But there are other times, times like now, when I contemplate more about what God isn’t, instead of what He is. What He doesn’t do, instead of what he does.
God …never wrings his hands.
God …never forgets.
God …never worries.
God …never abandons us
God …never says, “Now what am I going to do?”
Eight years ago, I remember speaking these words often and to many people. Our family was facing what would be a devastating situation. So many who knew us would fret. So many were concerned. I was, too. But I could not shake the confidence that no matter where the road we were on at the time led, we could trust God. I was right to. Yes, it was a devastating situation, but God was in every detail, every moment and all is well. He had it together when I didn’t. And that’s all that really mattered.
As I pray for Matthew, (or anyone/anything else for that matter) I [try really hard to] keep these things in mind. I remember the goodness, the perfections of the Lord. I continue to trust, to hope, to pray and to praise. All the while, I battle my impatience. “Come on, Lord, can’t you just get to it? You are God after all. This is easy for you. Don’t you hear us all? We’re begging you. We’re offering up our sufferings. Why don’t you act now?!”
I know that God’s perfect plans are just that: perfect. I know that when things don’t go on my timeline or exactly as I hope, as I desperately pray, that there is that bigger picture, the one I’m too small to see. So I continue to trust and to hope and to pray and I stand firmly in confidence that the Lord God Almighty has His Hand in every single detail and He is worthy of all of our trust. It doesn’t matter what it might look like at any given moment. He is completely in control of all things. Hope always remains.
He is the God of miracles. Miracles unfold around us everyday. Please, God, give me the eyes to see them all, not just the “big” ones.
Jesus, I trust in You.
Let nothing disturb you;
Let nothing frighten you.
All things are passing.
God …never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
Nothing is wanting to him who possesses God.
God alone suffices.
~St. Teresa of Avila