So he passed through the mountains of Ephraim and through the land of Shalisha, but they did not find them. Then they passed through the land of Shaalim, and they were not there. Then he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they did not find them.
1 Samuel 9:4
Saul and his servant were going throughout the land looking for his father’s donkeys. How far could they have gone? They could have been around the corner. It was not about the donkeys; God was in charge of the situation, and He was leading them to exactly the place He needed him to be. God was in charge.
I think they were a little frustrated, because they could not find the donkeys, but again it was God’s plan. He was leading and guiding them to the perfect place to meet Samuel. It was all God’s doing. He told the people He would give them a king from the tribe of Benjamin, and He was going to bring it to pass.
Just like Saul, sometimes, we cannot figure out why we are going through something or why there is a delay and yet, it is all God’s timing. Sometimes, we think God is punishing us or He hates us, because we are in a difficult situation.
That is not the case. God loves us and His plans for us are greater than anything we could ever imagine. We have to trust in Him and be open to His plans and His timing, or we will miss out on the great blessings He has for us. Remember Jeremiah 29:11, God promises us a future and a hope.