The other day I was hanging out with some family and I was talking to my little cousin who is 8 years old. I asked him a question that he did not know the answer to so he said, “Give your phone, I’ll just google it.” I was taken by surprise 1) that he knew what google was and 2) that he knew google would be able to get any answer.
It got me thinking though. This is a normal thing for me as well. I will go straight to google for answers instead of opening the Word of God first. With todays internet and how fast we can get information, within seconds, it is changing the way our generation expects answers and information… immediately. We are used to having answers RIGHT NOW. We want instant gratification, instant information, instant answers.
That is why we turn to Google instead of God first. Google is instant, God is not. He can can be, but He usually isn’t. Waiting on God is difficult, and it really can seem impossible.We want information on why things are happen NOW, we want the WHY things are a certain way NOW, in our instant timing, according to our own plans. But God does not operate on our time, and when He think that he does then that is when we become disappointed. God has a greater perspective of life’s events, and His perspective, plans, and schedules are perfect and holy, because He is perfect and holy. The Psalmist tells us “As for God, His way is perfect” (Psalm 18:30). If God’s ways are “perfect,” then we can trust that whatever He does—and whatever His timing—is also perfect. When we come to grasp that fact, waiting on God is not only made less difficult, it actually becomes joyful.
We may have it an instant Google-like fast answer, but it will be perfect when it’s on His time. We can trust that.