James 5:7-12 The first American ever arrested for speeding was Jacob German, 26, a taxi driver for the Electric Vehicle Company of New York City. On May 20, 1899, he was hauled off to jail for bolting down Lexington Street in Manhattan, at 12 miles an hour in an 8 mph zone.
What would Jacob German think now? Compared with 1899, the pace of life has advanced to science fiction levels. We bolt through every hour until the days become a blur and the years fly by like a movie stuck on fast-forward.
Sometimes in our rush, we grow impatient with the Lord because He doesn't hurry as we do. Our times are in His hands; and His clocks operate at a different speed, for a day to Him is like a thousand years, and vice versa (2 Peter 3:8). Perhaps you want the Lord to answer your prayer now, to resolve your problem now, to provide deliverance this instant. But when we put God on our timetables it often brings disappointment. Learn to wait on the Lord and let Him work at His speed. He has a perfect sense of timing.
His method is sublime, His heart profoundly kind; God never is before His time, and never is behind.
From an old anonymous hymn