“God works outside of time.”
Our clocks and expectations mean little or nothing to him.
God is not constrained by time or our expectations.
The truth is – our prayers and pleadings are for us.
They whittle at our stubborn hearts, breaking down our obstinate wills into small, dust like particles, so that eventually there is nothing left to desire, but only what God desires. And although his desires are often “best” they are often the most painful things to accept.
Although the assertion “God works in his time” may bring us a measure of comfort, it is a small consolation.
The real comfort comes in embracing the truth – “God works.”
… from the Cloud of Unknowing
God, the Master of time never gives the future.
He only gives the present, moment by moment.
For this is the law of the created order
and God will not contradict himself in His creation.
Time is for man, not man for time.