There is no line.
Phrases like “he probably won’t” are child-like mind games that we think will protect us from disappointment
We are not abandoned in the waiting. We do God and ourselves a disservice when we line each other up according to the quality and quantities of suffering.
Who, after all, would deserve to be in line first to talk to God?
God is accessible 24 hours. We are not bothering Him. God will never tell you,
“Sorry. I am out of business.”
God draws near, with undivided attention and asks us: ‘Ready?'”