Delays — Part 2
One of the great lessons of life is contained in the verse that says, “for ye have need of patience” (Hebrews 10:36). The hard part is that there is only one way to learn patience. “Tribulation worketh patience” (Romans 5:3).
So, in my situation at the London Airport, I had to smile and accept my cancelled flight, my rebooking, and a four hour delay. The good news was that there was another flight that evening and I was given a seat. I tried to relax, accept the circumstance from the Lord, and that evening I arrived safely at my destination. I was truly thankful for the mercies of my God and Father, who had brought me through.
Someday, we are all going to reach the end of the journey of life. When we finally arrive in heaven we will look back and rejoice at the wisdom of His ways with us. We will understand all the delays and denials that frustrated us, and we will be glad for the perfection of His dealing with us. I do not know why the Lord allowed me to be half a day in London, when I was originally scheduled to be on the continent of Europe several hours before. But someday I will praise Him that it was so. Maybe it preserved me from some harm, or from something I would later regret … who knows?