“And when you are brought to trial in the synagogues and before rulers and authorities, don’t worry about how to defend yourself or what to say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what needs to be said.”
(Luke 12:11-12, NLT)
Friend to Friend
A little before the laughing, I had asked him, “Do you want cream?”
He said, “Yes.” So, while he was looking away, I poured in the cream. Then, I handed him the coffee, basically saying—here you go. But, when he looked down, he didn’t see anything, so he started laughing.
“Where’s my cream?” he asked. We stood there looking at the coffee.
And after a few seconds, the cream rose up to the top. Only then could my husband see what he couldn’t see before—the cream that was already there. He just had to wait for it.
Some of us are nearly there. We just have to wait for it…just a little more.
There is something rising to the top.
Think of Jesus. Things looked dark in the tomb, but then He rose up to new light. And think of Lazarus. Everything was dim when he was dead, but then there was life. Then there’s David. He hid out in caves, only to later reign as King. Even the Israelites were enslaved and, after a time, set free to head off to their Promised Land.
The best things take time. Just as honey isn’t ready before the bees have done their work, likewise, the sweetest things take time to make.
So, we need never give up hope on day 6 when God’s answer is coming on day 7. Never start cursing God when He is working together a greater glory for our lives. Never think He won’t show up…when He is working things out.
At one point on their journey, Jesus told his disciples and friends to wait for a word. He said, “And when you are brought to trial in the synagogues and before rulers and authorities, don’t worry about how to defend yourself or what to say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what needs to be said” (Luke 12:11-12, NLT).
Jesus knew that at the proper time, they’d get proper words. But they had to wait for him to show up. They had to trust that Jesus would be faithful to His word. They had to believe the promise, and trust that He’d give them what they needed at just the right time.
Do you trust God to give you what you need at just the right time?
God’s timing is always right on time, no matter how you feel in the meantime. Keep hoping. Look up. Keep trusting your Father. He loves you.
Dear Lord, give me the power to wait well, to hope in you continually, and to trust you endlessly. Please bring breakthrough in my life. I don’t always know the best way, but you do. In this, I surrender afresh. I die to my ways and agree with yours. I trust you.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Now It’s Your Turn
- What area in your life are you waiting for something to come through?
- What can you do instead of worrying or becoming afraid that things won’t work out?
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