Day 82: Google or GOD

Isn’t it amazing how we can access so much information so quickly? All we need to do is GOOGLE, or something of that nature, and PRESTO!, we have our answer. Think about what you have recently ASKED GOOGLE or some other search engine.

I have recently searched for answers such as, “What is making my boxwoods turn brown?”, “What are best types of sheds?”, and “How do you paint using chalkboard paint?”.   And I found them. LOT’S of them! Answers for just about every question imaginable.

I thought about what it must be like to live in a time where the only way to get an answer was with extensive research which took TIME. Oh yes, I actually used to live in a world like that.

But what I have never experienced is living in a time like Abraham did. Abraham from the BIBLE. Or ANYONE from the BIBLE for that matter. These people knew what it was like to WAIT for an answer. They didn’t GOOGLE. for answers. They couldn’t. They asked GOD. Often they CRIED OUT TO GOD. And He answered.

In our haste and desire for instant knowledge, we have turned to technology for the answers. We want to KNOW. We want to know as much as our curiosity and necessity allow us and we don’t want to wait for an answer. We want to KNOW NOW.

But God says:

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:8-9

Sometimes we have to wait for an answer from Him.  And sometimes we have to wait for a promise to be fulfilled. And just like Abraham, sometimes we don’t wait and take matters into our own hands. But God still takes His time, regardless of the choices we make in our haste. What will you and I choose today? GOOGLE or GOD?

Father, change our hearts. Turn us away from our impatience and from our need to know. Help us to wait on You and trust that You will answer us. You hear us when we call and You bend Your ear low to listen to us. You are more than amazing!