“Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; whoever believes will not act hastily” (Isaiah 28:16).
A believer never acts hastily. He will be righteous. I have unloaded my burden unto the Lord and I repose with faith that everything would be accomplished by him. Blood pressure could never harm him.
Once I saw at the back of a Lorry and it was written ‘If you are in haste, you may be broken to pieces.’ This might have been a caution to the following vehicles over “Do not be hasty in doing things. When the brake is to be applied do not press the accelerator in haste. Do not lose your concentration and do not be afraid.”
In olden days, when a telegram is received, at once the people will be terrified that some bad news of accident or death had arrived. The wheat grains will not succumb even to cyclones where else the chaff caught in a cyclone will get dislodged and scatter to all places around. They cannot withstand such hardships. David proclaims “For by you I can run against a troop, by my God, I can leap over a wall” (Psalm 18:29).
Believe God. Believe His promises. Catch hold of the Holy Spirit like an anchor. “….all things work together for good to those who love God” (Romans 8:28).
I heard the witness of a believer. He had to fly to Qatar from Mumbai. He did everything in haste with the intention to reach the airport at the earliest. He called for a taxi but it arrived with a delay of half an hour.
He lost his temper with the driver for causing the delay. After a half an hour’s travel another hurdle – the tyre of the taxi got punctured. He was told that it may take an hour for the tyre to be set. He made all-out efforts to hire an auto or to hitchhike. But all his attempts were futile.
In spite of all his sincere and serious efforts he was unable to reach the Airport. He cried out saying “Why have you let me down, Lord?” At that time his eyes saw the plane in which he had planned to travel burning with flames in the sky. Only on seeing this, he was able to understand the fact that God will do everything for our good. He realised how wrong it is to act hastily and to murmur when things do not happen to our liking.
To meditate: “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me” (John 14:1).