Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
A king was seated in a garden, and one of his counselors was speaking of the wonderful works of God. “Show me a sign,” said the king, “and I will believe.” “Here are four acorns,” said the counselor, “will you, Majesty, plant them in the ground, and then stoop down for a moment and look into this clear pool of water?” The king did so, “Now,” said the other, “look up.” The king looked up and saw four oak-trees where he had planted the acorns. “Wonderful!” he exclaimed, “This is indeed the work of God.”
“How long were you looking into the water?” asked the counselor.
“Only a second,” said the king.
“Eighty years have passed as a second,” said the other.
The king looked at his garments; they were threadbare. He looked at his reflection in the water; he had become an old man. “There is no miracle here, then,” he said angrily. “Yes,” said the other, “it is God’s work, whether he did it in one second or in eighty years.
Some of us are in need of answers today. We’ve been crying out for the Lord and feel like He’s not listening. But He is! And He has a plan far greater than any of us could ask or think!
Be encouraged! Let’s choose to trust that God has great plans for us in the making, regardless of whether we can see them right now. His timing is PERFECT! (DJS)