(Proverbs 1:27 KJV) When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
Solomon offers us an assurance but it is an assurance we don’t want. We are assured that “fear” (dread NASB) (6343) will come. Your worst nightmares will become reality. It may even be worse than you imagined. You know the sinking feeling you get when you close the car door and immediately realize you just locked your keys inside? That is mild compared to this.
We all have something we dread but the ultimate is when we realize that the game of waiting we have been playing with God is coming to an end. The batteries have finally run down. The gas has run out. The excuses don’t work. The disease can’t be cured.
And God turns His back.
“Can’t happen,” you say? Then read the next verse.
God is patient. He loves you. He sent His son to die for you. He also knows your heart and He does not play games.
So? Have you already stopped playing games? Good. Rejoice. If not, it might be time to take God seriously. He waits but not forever.