Your life is full of needs. Many of these needs are acute and time sensitive. Will God give me a new job before the money runs out? Will God provide healing for the health of me and my loved ones? Will God provide rescue from the brokenness of my relationships personally, professionally, and socially?
When will He provide? Why does He seem to wait?
I used to cry out to God and ask Him to give me everything I thought I’d ever needed so that “Just in Case” I would be protected and have the comfort of knowing that I was resourced for the troubles of life. God did NOT answer these prayers.
Inside I knew that my prayers actually lacked faith. I wanted God to give to me resources above what I needed or in advance so that I would not have to trust Him when times were tough!
God most often does not provide in advance, nor by the way is He late! God provides “Just in Time.”
“Just in Time” is a shipping and inventory phrase that describes a revolutionary way to resource production. Rather than order tons of parts or supplies in advance, a company will estimate how many parts they need and order the parts in exacting quantities to arrive just when they need it. This saves time and money because they do not need to have warehousing for extra inventory. Rather than hold on to supplies “Just in Case’ they move to the more powerful “Just in Time” system.
I am convinced that God works on “Just in Time” shipping!
Whatever is going on in your life God knows about it and He knows with exacting quantities what and when you need it! God wants you to trust Him and in prayer and active waiting rely on His Just in Time provision for you!
He will deliver for you not “Just in Case” but “Just in Time”!
They who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isa 40:31 ESV)