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Now that I no longer ask “Why God why?” . . . I hear an echo of . . . “When God when?”
For me, the scariest verse in the Bible is not found in John’s Revelation describing the second coming of Christ with its multi-headed beasts and the lake of fire but Second Peter 3: 8-9: “, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
I can not honestly say that I have reconciled these two principles but I have made a conscious and deliberate decision to surrender to God’s wisdom and His timing. And I do this just about every day that my observable circumstances remain the same. Daily I choose to surrender my “bus-like” time schedule to the fact that God is all knowing and He has proved Himself faithful not to be late
Now this is not my first “marathon” (ooh I want to say rodeo) . if I can accurately recall, the last time I was in this place, I found my kinsman David in the Psalms .
LORD, what am I waiting for?
And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. Psalm 39:6-8 (Psalm of David)
Inevitably someone mentions Job . . . .
If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. Job 14:13-15
When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness. Job 30:25-27
. . . and I lose it! (lol)
I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. Psalm 69:2-4
Back on track
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Psalm 37:6-8 (Psalm of David)
Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. Psalm 25:2-4 and v. 21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
Because while I wait with my eyes on God, my Father GOD IS WORKING.
Waiting on God is a decision, a choice to believe that God will do what He said in His Word that He will do.
Other Related Scriptures:
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.__ 2 Peter 3: 8-9
But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.__ John 5:17