“Therefore, when Mary came where Jesus was, she saw Him, and fell at His feet, saying to Him, ‘Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died’” (John 11:32).

From our perspective, God’s timing is sometimes troubling. In fact, there are times of suffering and injustice in this world where God’s apparent lack of action just looks bad. The created order is so broken that even the friends and loved ones of Jesus are not exempt from illness and physical death. Even so, present circumstances are never the criteria for measuring the love and concern of God. Yes, God’s timing may be painful, but it will always be perfect.

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