Don't rush God
September 23, 2010
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
God is constructively, creatively, and compassionately working through things in your life right this very moment! Invisibly and invincibly, the hand of God is at work!
Does that thrill you? It does me! And it's the reason that I want to encourage you not to rush Providence… don't push Providence.
Now that's my challenge sometimes, I want to help God get it done. I want things in my time and my way. And when you think about it, that's exactly what disappointment and discouragement is. When I'm discouraged I'm not trusting and believing God for his timing and his perfect will.
The great basketball coach, John Wooden, who passed away fairly recently at almost 100 years of age, wrote a book called, Be Quick, Don't Hurry. He was talking about basketball of course, saying be quick, but don't rush because that's when mistakes happen.
That's good advice for us today regarding life in general. You see, with God time means nothing, but timing with God is everything!
You may be struggling today wondering when your struggles will ever end. But with God, your suffering is only temporary and your future is filled with eternal hope.
Trust God's timing and the masterful hand of Providence in your life. Your struggles today cannot compare to the glorious promise that is yours in Christ Jesus.
INVISIBLY AND INVINCIBLY, THE HAND OF GOD IS AT WORK!
MY GIFT TO YOU!
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