“I am the Lord; in its time I will do this swiftly.” (Isaiah 60:22, NIV 1984).
My Musings – This is another of those verses lifted out of a specific context that I believe reveals how God always works. Seldom early, never late. When we are in the midst of a challenging or troubling situation, we tend to grow impatient with God. As if He is not paying attention or does not care. Neither of which is possible. When it is time, He is swift to act.
But our problem is not always impatience. We tend to believe that all challenging or troubling situations will have their time and God will act. This is not always the case. Take the Apostle Paul, for instance. “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:8–10, NIV 1984).
My Advice – There will be instances that He will act swiftly, when it is time. We must be patient. There will be other instances the time may never be right. We must persevere. God gives us the grace for both. Trust Him in both instances. He knows whichever is the best for you and His glory.