“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” Psalm 143:8
I was reminded recently of the importance of waiting… waiting on what’s right, on what’s best—on what’s from God. Most often God’s timing isn’t ours. We want things now, yesterday, last week. We get impatient, we push, rush, orchestrate and manipulate our options. We like to be in control, to assume the driver’s seat. But when we attempt to hijack God’s plans, what we are really saying is… “I’ve got this. I know better than You Lord. I am God.”
Regrets… something I try never to have; they’re hard to live with. Regrets have a way of hanging around, of haunting our thoughts. We can’t see what’s up ahead, or even just around the corner and one sure way to accumulate regret is to get ahead of God; to take your life into your own hands. God’s timing is perfect, from your birth to your death, and every detail in between; mapped out for your good and God’s glory. There is no benefit to getting out of step with God. His course is the best course. Why would we settle for less than everything God has for us? …I knew it was from God. His hand was all over the details. But then the timing. I said now. God said wait. I lifted my foot, to move in a different direction, but I stopped… and I waited. And God is good.
Slow down. The world will pass and time will travel, but God stands firm and steadfast. The Keeper of the universe, the Author of your faith, the Lord your God—Will. Not. Fail. You.