I want to write a little about the concept of Divine Timing. From the same conversations that take place like ‘no such thing as coincidence’ and ‘what serendipity’ and ‘extraordinary accident’. Divine Timing is one of those things where the coincidence, accident, or indeed serendipity is mentioned, but it’s often far more complex than that.
The reality of divine timing is simply (in my view) that this was the right time for that to happen. Perhaps it’s pre-destiny, or maybe the truth lies somewhere back in before we arrived to this lifetime and it was decided pre-arrival that meeting this person/fate/circumstance would be the best way to progress through our unique journey.
Perhaps it was simply ‘his time to go’ or maybe the angels were at play when they distracted her from seeing that ongoing truck. Who knows the truth of it.
I do know that sometimes being able to have a sense of the divine timing of it when it comes to a death – particularly when it’s quite sudden – helps us to come to terms with it. When my husband dies unexpectedly after a short illness, it took some time to be able to look back on it all and then see clearly why that happened as and when it did. But once I could do that, I saw it so clearly it was like putting the wipers on in the car during a sudden deluge of rain that came out of nowhere. So much made more sense at that point in time. The further away – in terms of the distance of time – we got from what happened, the more clarity there was.
I know when we are lost and drowning in despair and grieving for something or someone, it’s hard to get a sense of the bigger picture. I guess that’s why ‘they’ always refer to time as being a great healer. With time we get perspective on what really happened and what else was going on at the time that we may not have noticed or been aware of.
Again – I come back to the whole matter of divine timing. It’s not always evident at the start that this is exactly what’s at play. Sometimes we just have to trust and this is when our faith in (what ever you think of as being God or a higher power) ‘God’ is truly tested.
Just know that it will be ok in the end… because if it’s not ok, it’s not (yet) the end.