“God uses His delays to teach us to trust Him more fully.”
From a series of mishaps, to not be in control of the situation, to eventually losing the tiny patience I have, and to finally rest my case because I felt like there’s no way things can get better today.
As shallow as you may think it seems, I am the kind of person who sets my mind on the things I wanted to accomplish — like paying the bills, grocery shopping, a little pampering session, or as simple as getting paid on time. When my mind is focused and all set to do an errand or activity at a certain time or on a specific day, and it gets delayed/cancelled – I always PANIC. I get anxious, and I feel like my entire day is ruined if things will not go as planned.
I am writing this in frustration… but even if I feel so awful, I can’t help but be reminded of God’s unending grace. I remembered that I should put my trust in Him, and have a blind faith that things will turn out okay. It may not be today, but it will eventually.
Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not into your own understanding.”
I memorized this verse back in Sunday school, yet most times I forget what it really means. Now, God yet again, made me realize that I should not try and fix everything all by myself… that I should not try to understand what is happening and why is this misfortune had to happen at this moment.
Isaiah 55:8-9 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
Things do not go as planned for a better purpose that God has prepared for me. What I may know is good for me, may not be the best for Him.
Delays are not unanswered prayers; they’re more of prayers that are worth waiting for.
Inconveniences are not bad luck; they’re sometimes His ways of saving you from a more unfortunate situation.
Prayers are always answered, though we tend to think some were unanswered because we didn’t get what we prayed for. We sometimes forget that prayers are answerable by “yes”, “no”, or “wait”. (I learned this from the Pastors at the church I attend to.)
You know, I am starting to feel a little better now just by writing this. God, You really know how to make Your presence be felt in times when I needed you most. You are an amazing God! Thank You, Father!
Right now, all I need to do is wait… wait for You to show me what Your purpose is for getting me into this situation, and for the lesson that I am about to learn as I go through another day of trusting and believing in the power of your promises and unconditional love.
All glory, honor, and praise to You, Heavenly Father.