Delays are Inevitable


Devotion:  Isaiah 30:18

My husband has been diligently working to prepare our home for some remodeling.  In our master bathroom; he wants to relocate a cabinet about twelve inches; which entails moving some plumbing as well, so the sink can be relocated.  Sounds easy; right?  Wrong.  He is not a plumber and neither am I.

He spent several hours hunting for the right tools before he began the work on Saturday.  He had barely started when one of the pipes burst resulting in water, water everywhere on Saturday afternoon.  Mercy, what a mess.

He’s not giving up that easy.  Tonight he will try again to move pipes and cabinet over,  Hopefully the preparation has been done and nothing else will break off, causing any more delays.

There are days when delays are inevitable.  We don’t like them very much; however, they happen.  There is a reason for every single one.  God goes before us and allows the delays for our good and His glory. We aren’t very patient when our plans are changed by an unseen hand.

We must acknowledge the delays along with the full steam aheads.  God is preparing us for the days to come.  When it’s time to wait, we should wait and when it’s time to move forward; we should move forward.  Although we do not like the delays; they are as needful as the full steam aheads.  May we obey both.

Why is it easier to disregard the delays?  That’s what our culture teaches us.  Don’t slow down, no matter what.  Keep moving forward.

As you seek the face of the Lord; may you know His heart. Even, His inevitable delays are for our good and His glory.  Seek the Lord while He may be found.  Call upon Him while He is near.

Prayer in Motion:

Lord Jesus, thank You for the delays as well as the full steam aheads.  May I learn from You in every single one.  Forgive me for all the times I’ve been impatient and not heading Your warnings to slow down.  I want to learn from You as You have planned for me a future and a hope.  In Jesus Name.  Amen





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