Day 20 of Prayer & Fasting - Pray for Patience
Isaiah 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience, and it takes a lot of faith but it’s worth the wait.”
A COUPLE went to the airport to catch their flight. When they arrived at the gate, they were told by an agent to wait to board. So, they made their way to a spot in the waiting area and took a seat. They were put to the side but didn’t know why.
People began boarding and as even more people boarded and time passed, the couple began getting frustrated. They were waiting and didn’t know why. After awhile, they started to get mad. They thought the airline was treating them very poorly by making them wait with no explanation and no time frame.
Now, everyone had boarded the plane but them. They were going to be last to board the plane even though they were one of the first passengers there. All kinds of things were going through the couple’s minds. “What’s going on here?” “This is not right.” “We were here early!”
Finally, after everybody else was on, their names were called, and they were told they could board. The couple walked down the Jetway and looked at their boarding passes to find their seat assignments. Unbeknownst to them, they had been upgraded to first class! All of a sudden sorrow became laughter, sadness became joy, and they each added a pep in their step because they had been bumped up from coach to first class. They realized that, sometimes, waiting just isn’t all that bad.
1. How good are you at waiting on God’s timing?
2. Do you ever get frustrated with God and think He is taking too long?