When God Seems Slow

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Truth perforated his heart with his own sharp reflection. The face looking at him from the placid pond penetrated with piercing perception. He was unique, one-of-a-kind, and yet incomplete.

The prodding awareness had been dogging him for days. Time so newly formed, passed slowly, one day as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day. Up to this awakening, his eye beheld only beauty, and his ear perceived only serenity. He watched contented as lion lay with lamb and grizzly dozed with fawn. Yet, the question proved unavoidable.

In the midst of the perfection and responsibility of Eden, man remained unique. Each beast of the field has its mate, each bird of the air its pair. As man walked daily with his Creator, he noticed how even God existed as triune Father, Son, and Spirit.

Created in the image of the Divine, man too existed with the ability to procreate, dream, and reign. As he named all beneath him, man’s heart knew the satisfaction of a work well-done. But when he glimpsed his own mirrored image, he realized he couldn’t multiply without being multiplied himself. Man’s revelation was one his Maker had known all along. He was yet incomplete, unable to fully achieve his destiny. It was not that he was lonely. He walked with God everyday. But he was still singularly alone (Genesis 2:18). 

The initial, Divine plan always included completion by companionship. The purposed fruitfulness God desired necessitated two individuals, a pair. But, Wisdom never hurries because He knows provision must be proceeded by the knowledge of privation. The patience of the Holy Entrepreneur kept waiting for His creation to ache for the gift already blueprinted. True thankfulness only springs from a famished heart now filled. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6).

As in the beginning, so it is today. Your essentials are already known by your Creator. Companionship, health, wisdom, safety, peace — “your Father knows what you need before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:8). This Divine Power Who has given us everything pertaining to life and godliness assures you, “All that is mine is yours” (2 Peter 1:3; Luke 15:31).

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Wherever we feel incomplete, He already has a plan. Our periods of inadequacy and deficiency prepare us to receive His provision with full gratefulness. Our groaning serves to expand our hope. “The longer we wait…the more joyful our expectancy” (Romans 8:25 The Message). 

There is purpose in both the mundane and the mania. Whether it is Adam waiting on his completion or you waiting on your confidence, your Father “knows that you need all these things” (Matthew 6:32). Rest and allow Him to complete you far beyond all you can ask or think (Genesis 2:21-23; 1 Corinthians 2:9).

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