Thursday, August 28, 2014

Googling God - A Lesson on Patience

Every Thursday Holly Mueller from Reading, Teaching, Learning, creates a place where readers can share their spiritual journeys.  

Technology has changed my life in numerous ways, both personal and professional. But, it has also created a problem.  Because of the instant information at my fingertips, I have become impatient.  When I want an answer to something, or want to learn something new, I just Google it and with the click of a button, I usually have an answer.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if we could Google our prayers straight to God?

When we pray about a decision, wouldn't it be nice to Google God and ask, "What is the best thing for me to do?"

When we pray about the safety of our children, wouldn't it be nice to Google God and ask, "Will my children make good decisions and come home safely tonight?"

When we worry about a disease or an illness being cured, wouldn't it be nice to Google God and ask "Will I be healed, or am I going to die?"

Unfortunately, it doesn't work this way.  Instead God asks us to be patient and sometimes, this is not an easy thing for me to do.  He answers prayers in His time, not mine.  I know I need to patient, but many times I want to not only know the answers, but I want them immediately. 

But he tells us, "Be still, and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10)

But Googling sure would be easier!

1 comment:

  1. Ha! Love the title and post. This age of technology certainly makes us used to instant answers and information. God is so not like that. ;-) You quoted my favorite verse!