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Just in Time!

17 February 2019 Print version    PDA version    
Psalm 107:26-29 'You shot high in the sky, then the bottom dropped out; your hearts were stuck in your throats. You were spun like a top, you reeled like a drunk, you didn't know which end was up. Then you called out to GOD in your desperate condition; he got you out in the nick of time. He quieted the wind down to a whisper, put a muzzle on all the big waves.' (The Message)

Ever had the feeling that God is waiting until the last minute to pull you out of some pressing situation? The pressure is mounting all around; your insides are tight with tension; you pray and pray and nothing much seems to happen, except that you grow more frustrated by the day. We've all been there. It's not a comfortable thing. The Psalmist knew well that God does sometimes reach us in 'the nick of time'. Just when it seems that the storm is at its worst and about to drag you down for the last time, God sends his word to say 'Peace, be still'. When first we become Christians, it seems our prayers are heard and answers are despatched immediately. As we grow older in the Lord, though, things can seem to slow down. God seems to take longer in coming to our aid. Does he just enjoy watching us spin in the wind? No, but he does want to teach us the benefit of total reliance and submission to him. He knows that, unless our frustration is turned into desperation with him, we will not be able to break through many of the bigger problems we face. Jesus didn't die for you to then abandon you at the first sign for real difficulty. God may seem to be taking his time getting to you, but his time is perfect time. He's never too late!

Prayer: Lord, when I feel that the storm is way too much for me, that I'm in way over my head, help me to turn my frustration into desperation in prayer. I know that you won't abandon me in my hour of greatest need. Help me Lord - for your name's sake.'

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