Patience at its breaking point?

Cherry blossoms – a beautiful sight in pink. These flowers bloom for just two weeks in a year. The rest of the year, the trees which flowers them – Prunus – stay flowerless. In our fast moving world, a life which isn’t colourful might be seen as in vain. You might question, what’s the whole point of being alive, if it’s not filled with happy moments? Prunus trees teach us that you have to trust in nature’s timing for beauty to unfold.


There is a remarkable account about a man named Job, who was a faithful and prosperous man in the land of Uz. He faced a series of trials that would test the limits of any man’s endurance. This wealthy man faced a major setback in life where he lost everything from his livestock, servants, to his precious children. In a fleeting moment, he lost everything he owned and held near. It didn’t stop there. Job was afflicted with painful sores. His situation was so pathetic that he sat on an ash heap scratching himself. 


Imagine if it was you in Job’s shoes – Losing everything you own and everyone you have. You will feel physically, mentally and emotionally broken. You may curse God for allowing this in your life. But through all this endless pain, Job refused to curse God. Rather he said “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised”. It’s very hard to say that amidst the adversities in this life. But what made Job say this?


Job had profound faith that God can transform the worst situations in his life for his good. The faith of Job was rewarded by God with restoration of everything that he lost, and gave twice as much as he owned initially. Everything that looks bad in human eyes, can be transformed for our own good in God’s timing. The Holy Bible says “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” It’s for His timing that we ought to wait. 


Trusting God’s timing becomes a profound journey of patience and faith. It’s an acknowledgment that God’s schedule operates on a scale beyond our human comprehension. It’s the union of steady faith with perfect timing. In moments when tomorrow seems impossible, it is our unwavering faith in the Lord that becomes the anchor of hope and security. Like a beacon in the storm, this faith is a guiding light through the darkness, reminding us that God orchestrates all things to work together for the good of those who love Him.


In the waiting, there is transformation from ordinary into the extraordinary, the broken into the beautiful. It shapes our character, strengthens our resilience, and teaches us the profound lessons that only time and faith can unveil. It’s our call to hold steadfast to the belief that God’s timing is perfect, even when our impatience yearns for immediate answers. For in the waiting, in the trusting, and in the unwavering faith, God makes all things beautiful in His time.


Malayalam Version

ഈ പേജിന്റെ മലയാളം പതിപ്പ് വായിക്കാൻ വ്യൂ ബട്ടൺ ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്യുക

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