Wednesday, August 17, 2016

God’s Grace in God’s Time


But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 

I don’t understand God’s timing. So often, I wish God would hurry up! But at the same time, in different situations, I wish time would slow down.

I can’t understand God’s timing because I can’t see the big picture. I can only see what is around me, what is affecting me, and what I can comprehend…from my viewpoint and opinion.

But God sees it all. He knows the big picture because He planned it. Every. Little. Detail. From the tiniest of details to the biggest part of the plan. He has it all laid out.

Most likely, I would try to negotiate the timing of His plan for my life. (If He chose to share it with me.) And undoubtedly, I would be surprised at the details He has planned for me because they are more than I even know to ask for.

Like grace. God’s undeserved favor and kindness.

God’s grace is more than anyone could have ever thought to ask for and more than we can possibly understand. He planned every single detail with precision, to take place at just the right time.

The perfect time.

God’s time.

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law…

Every detail planned perfectly, from the when, to the how, and everything in between.

For us.

By God’s grace.

Heavenly Father, You shower us with Your grace, while we complain about the timing. Please forgive us. May we remember that You have every detail planned…more than we can imagine or ask for…and that Your timing is always the right time. Help us to let go of trying to understand Your work, and to accept that we don’t need to know everything. Your grace and Your timing is sufficient. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

In Christ,
Laura 

3 comments:

  1. Amen, Laura! Thanks for this encouragement today, very timely for me as I wait on something from Him and it's easy to grow impatient and confused...but His timing is perfect!!

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  2. His timing is always on time, but, goodness, it is difficult to embrace it at times!Thanks, Laura, for this hope-filled reminder! And thank you so much for joining with me in sharing hope each week!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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  3. I cherish the times I have wrestled with God's timing, only to see on the other side how He was working, and His timing couldn't have been more perfect. Such a faith building truth and love that you shared it on Fresh Market Friday.

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