In Due Time

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”  1 Peter 5:6-8

I think the key phrase there is “in due time.”  I tend to want to be lifted up on MY time, not “in due time.”  Intellectually I know that sometimes growth, development, learning lessons, a honing of skills or abilities – they all require me to be stretched a bit, reshaped, maybe even broken a bit and rebuilt.  Hell, some of the pieces that fall off may not be worth replacing.  All this requires me to be taken out of my comfort zone, to stay in the fray a little beyond “MY time” and to remain until “due time.”  I get that.  Still…

All this only emphasizes the next line.  “Cast all your anxiety on him….”  I hope he’s got a bit basket to hold it all!

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