My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
by night, but I find no rest.
Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
you are the one Israel praises.
One of the hardest things to accomplish in the lives of the children of God is to adapt to God’s time. Our modern life is structured and controlled by the clock. We have a certain time to sleep, a specific time to get up, a quiet time, a time for personal care, a time for breakfast, a time to leave home, a time to conmute, a time to work, a time for lunch, a time to work some more, a deadline to meet , a time to return home, a time for dinner, a time for some relaxation, a time to go to bed and a time by which we must be asleep or we will have problems the next morning to get out of bed to repeat the routine described above. The clock is there at all times to let us know what time it is and what activity we need to be doing. This time structure leaves us very little room to vary the routine so that it does not become too tedious. When dealing with God we apply a similar scheme. We pray, we cry and we ask God what we think we need and then we expect him to respond according to our time schedule. It is as if we were setting conditions to God. Something like “Father, if you not answer me now, I will lose my joy and it will be more difficult to keep my trust in you.”
Remember that God is the author of time. For him, time is just another tool in his wonderful plan for the world. Let us accept that we have no control whatsoever over what must happen and when. To try to control these things will only bring us a life full of frustrations and failures. The best time is God’s time. Remember that God works all things for the good of those who love him. To God alone be the glory!