God leads us. He tells us what we need to know when we need to know it. As another New Testament writer would affirm: “We will find grace to help us when we need it.” (Hebrews 4:16 NLT)
Listen to a different translation: “Let us therefore boldy approach the throne of our gracious God, where we may receive mercy and in His grace find timely help.” (Hebrews 4:16 NEB)
God’s help is timely. He helps us the same way a father gives plane tickets to his family. When I travel with my kids, I carry all our tickets in my satchel. When the moment comes to board the plane, I stand between the attendant and the child. As each daughter passes, I place a ticket in her hand. She, in turn, gives the ticket to the attendant. Each one receives the ticket in the nick of time.
What I do for my daughters God does for you. He places Himself between you and the need. And at the right time, He gives you the ticket…
God leads us. God will do the right thing at the right time. And what a difference that makes.
Since I know His provision is timely, I can enjoy the present [without worry.]
-- Max Lucado in “Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Meant to Bear”