God is Not Asleep
But Time Is His Alone
Do you ever wonder if God is asleep at the wheel? Isn’t it time He took control? With all of the turmoil seen in today’s world I often wonder if I have stepped into a realm worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. The passion with which many defend late term abortion – all the way to infanticide – is only one scourge on this nation and world. This cancer of immorality has spread at a viral rate. The hapless youth of today drink it in as if it were a nectar of the gods.
They embrace gender confusion, sexual deviance, and unchaste relationships with an exuberance that can only come from the demonic. Many parents, poorly catechized themselves, bask in an unrealistic lack of awareness. We hear talk of the need of simply being “a good person“ and see many souls falling away from the nourishment of grace and Eucharist. The ultimate goal of many, it seems, is being happy. Yet the pursuit of happiness is of a worldly nature – a pursuit that always fails. The goal of true value is joy in the Lord!
God is Not Asleep
Do not be duped! God is not asleep at the wheel. Although it sometimes appears that He is slow to act, on the behalf of the righteous and His own law, His time is not our time. We must remember that, and His mercy, He waits for our poor souls to catch up with the Divine Will. He is slow to anger, overflowing with Mercy, and wishes to save every soul. Even as the psalms beseech Him.
“Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools mick you all day long.“ Psalm 74:22
Whispers of the Holy Spirit
It is humbling to recognize the helping hand of the Holy Spirit when He places exactly the right scriptural passage right in from of our eyes, at precisely the right time. That happened recently. Psalm 74:22 (above) is the entry in my daily reflections on the Psalms for May 2. In reading the passage and meditating on its meaning, a ray of hopeful joy appeared in my heart. Spiritual joy came in realizing that I am not alone and countless others, living before me, also entreated God for solace.
The timeless value of sacred scripture is best not underestimated. Our eyes, previously covered by scales of worldly blindness, open exactly when God deems it to be the best time – for each individual soul. Yet seeking sight requires our cooperation with Him. He offers answers, solutions, on a daily basis. However, we must empty ourselves of worldly longing in order to be open to His gifts. The whispers of the Holy Spirit are present. It is ours to have eyes that see and ears that hear.
The Timing Is For God
While we wonder why God remains hidden when it comes to the trials of these times, it is vital to understand that we are incapable of seeing the big picture. The timing for answers and solutions belongs to God alone. We are tasked with making ourselves, and those we love, ready when He calls. As a benevolent and loving God His wish is to save the lost. Perhaps His timing means that He is offering some poor sinners more time for repentance. Ending a life, before it has a chance at reconciliation with Him, condemns that soul to eternal damnation.
If one of us or loved one is in a state of blindness or deaf to His call, should we not acknowledge our lack of wisdom? I, for one, am more than happy to leave the timing for God. In my sinfulness, I struggle daily. Yet, with the help of His grace, I pursue Him – beginning each day with a fresh determination to try again. I praise and glorify a God would would give me myriad opportunities before calling me before His judgment seat.
In considering our sinfulness and God’s mercy it is wise to understand the painstakingly intricate correlation between all of His human creatures. We all have roles to play. Even the wicked serve their purpose in giving exposure to the contrast between darkness and light. Many a great saint has begun his life journey as a terrible sinner. God’s mercy, through His timing, has assisted in their conversion.
May His mercy do the same for us. Our focus must be on our own salvation. Through the whisperings of the Holy Spirit and the gift of time, may we all succeed in our pursuit for holiness. In His time.