Wednesday, December 14, 2016

God’s Perfect Timing


But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.

When the right time came…

I often wish I could know when the right time is. I mean, I know when the time looks right to me—when it would suit my needs, but I find that my timing rarely matches up with God’s timing.

If only God would see it my way! Right?!? But, while I sometimes think that…and try to convince Him that my timing would really work out pretty well…I know that His timing is best.

My view is so limited to what I know, have experienced, or can imagine. I can only see what is in front of me, whichever way I turn.

But God—He sees so much more—He sees it all. Every little part of the story…He knows it. Each and every detail…He’s planned it. Those secret things I’d like to hide? He sees those too.

There are no secrets with God. Just like Adam and Eve tried to hide their sin, so do we. And still, God loves us.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

At just the right time, God sent His Son to redeem us. And when God said it was time (even while we were still sinners!) Christ died for us. To set us free for all eternity.

In my day-to-day impatience and frustration, God’s timing can be puzzling. But, His timing is never wrong.

When I grumble about not understanding why the wait is necessary, I still know—His timing is always better than my calendar.

God sees the entire picture. He’s orchestrated the complete plan.

And, His time is always the right time. {Tweet this}

Thank You, Lord, for Your timing in all things. Your children have never liked waiting, and we still don’t. Help us to focus not on our calendars and to-do lists, but on Your Way and Your timing. We can’t always understand why things happen the way they do, but help us to let go of the need to comprehend, and to let You be God. You created the heavens and the earth, and Your timing will always be better than anything we can think of, or plan. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

In Christ,
Laura 

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8 comments:

  1. Thank you for this! We all have these times... good to know we are not the only one!

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  2. Laura, this is "beautiful orthodoxy." I love to ponder that verse from Galatians at Christmas time.

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  3. Great reminder! I'm not patient with His timing either!
    Have a great Christmas Laura!
    Julie

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  4. Amen! God's time is always the right time - and it always seems like a lesson in trust and patience for us.

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  5. Ohhh, yes...His timing is always better than my calendar too. Well said, Laura. So glad we can trust the One for whom we wait, knowing that He will bring about bigger and better than we dared to imagine. Lovely post, Laura, thanks for sharing. :) Merry Christmas!

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  6. Aaanndd...I let out a breath I feel as if I had been holding in. Sometimes I don't realize I am letting myself worry about this until I am grasping my chest. I then ask myself the question, what am I thinking about to where I feel this way? Seriously, trust is huge...though I know many of us will still have struggles because we are human, it is good to meditate on these scriptures. Thanks so much, Laura!

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  7. If there is one lesson I have learned, it is to trust in HIs timing! It just makes life so much less stressful and freeing!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!