I propose that If God made watches they would only display one time: eleven fifty-nine and fifty-nine seconds. Why? Because it seems to me it is normally the last possible second when He chooses to answer my prayers and do His divine work. His timing is perfect of course, but it never coincides with my chosen timeline. Candidly, considering how I am transformed for the better by this process, I am actually grateful for it. His way imparts greater confidence to me in the biblical promise: “When He appears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.” It is now abundantly clear; it only takes a second for God to do a miracle…just one last second. Omnipotent Father, forgive my imprudent haste. In my final moments on this earth You will finish Your work in me and I’ll arrive to You perfect. Wow.
Betrayal by people you care about hurts so deeply because you have to face the fact that they did not value you as much as you had expected. Humanly speaking, the way we love, and the way we wish others would love us is so selfish at its core that it is a constant setup for devastating disappointment. So how do we become betrayal proof? Let’s start with God’s promises, “I will NEVER leave or forsake you”, and “perfect love casts out fear”. So to be loved BY God and to love LIKE God is to become betrayal proof. The combination of having the right perspective and actions is our deliverance from disappointment; only perfect love can protect you. Loving Father, teach me Your ways. Purify both my receiving and giving of perfect love.