Godly patience is a willingness to wait for God’s timing. There is such a thing as Holy Ghost timing. “For yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry” (Hebrews 10:37). This verse speaks of more than Christ’s Second Coming; it also is about the coming of Christ to meet our needs.
There is no such thing as God being late. Mary and Martha had thought Jesus was late when their brother, Lazarus, died. They said to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died” (John 11:22). In other words, “Jesus, You got here too late! You missed the deadline.”
Imagine how hurt Jesus must have been over this rebuke. But He answered them, in essence, “No, I’m not late. Lazarus will rise again. I’m here, and I am the resurrection. All life is in Me.”
The household of Jairus, a ruler in the synagogue, thought Jesus was too late. This prominent man was told, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” (Mark 5:35). Once again the message was, “Jesus was too late. It’s all over! He didn’t answer on time and He let us down.” But, as we know, Jesus took the child by the hand and raised her from the dead (5:41-42).
Too late? There is no such thing with our Lord. You can see in both of these instances that Jesus was right on time! You may be tempted to quit the fight and sink into despair, but our Father is so full of love for His children that He cannot be stopped from bringing something out of nothing.