The Lord's Amazing Time

June 21, 2000
by Carol Quinn

Psalm 75:2 – You say, "I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge uprightly." (NIV)

The Lord's timing is always amazing. Many times we want things done the way we want them, in the time we say. As human beings, we have come to live in an instant society. We have become impatient, wanting things done now, not when it's right for us. We need to learn to wait upon the Lord to work all his timely miracles.

The other day I went to the eye doctor for a simple diabetic eye test. I didn't think much of it; I have the same test done every year. I didn't think anything would come of it. The eye doctor looked in my eyes, and then he took out another little lens that I had never seen before. He looked at my right eye for quite a long time, then removed the lens and gave me the verdict. He spoke cautiously and carefully, not wishing to alarm me. He told me that he saw something there, and that it needed to be dealt with immediately. It was a detached retina, which could lead to blindness if not dealt with. At first I was terrified, but as I sat back and realized what had happened, I started to praise and thank the Lord for another great work of timeliness. If I had not had that test when I did, my eye would only have worsened. Since I didn't have any vision problems when I went to see the doctor, it might have been too late by the time I noticed any encroachment in my vision.

As I write this, I'm waiting for the operation to take place next week, as I understand they will probably be able to do laser surgery and I will be fine. "Just fine": imagine those words! With the Lord all things will be "just fine" — no, they won't — they'll be "amazing!"

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for holding us in your loving arms. Thank you for knowing what's best for us, even when sometimes we think we know what's best. Help us learn not to be so impatient and not to let our human nature get the better of us. Help us remember that in your time everything will be amazing. Amen.

About the author:

Carol Quinn
Belleville, Ontario, Canada

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