Monday, January 30, 2012

His Perfect Timing

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible." (Hebrews 11:1,3)

Waiting is one of the most difficult things for me to do, and I am an anxious and impatient person who likes things done in my own way and in my own time. Sometimes things just don't happen the way I hope and expect them too, and it's hard for me to accept setbacks and delays. But when I believe and trust that God hears my dreams, desires, and concerns and wait for Him to respond and work things out in His own timing, (maybe not NOW but LATER!) I am demonstrating true faith and love. I know that He works things out in my life for my own good, and strengthens me to rise above life's difficulties when I trust Him and wait for His answers. He has a perfect timing for everything in my life, and He knows all the answers!

"These things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!" (Habakkuk 2:3)

Our faith will never grow and develop if we expect God to do everything we ask for immediately and in our own terms. God's timing is very different from our own. He knows the future and we can be assured that He will see us through to the end; whenever we stumble and fall He will be there to pick us up! We may not know how or when He has plans to fulfill our needs, but trusting Him requires not knowing when He will do it. So many times when we are hoping, praying, and waiting for something it's easy to stray from our faith and trust in Him. However, God uses these opportunities to stretch our faith, and when we accept and acknowledge that He has His own agenda, we actually grow during these times of waiting.

"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." (Isaiah 40:31)


We need to make every effort to be encouraged, believe and wait patiently on the Lord even when we don't understand His timing. I know that if I place all of my trust in God and make myself available to Him in every situation, He will work things out in my life. I can then look back and reflect on God's perfect outcome to my needs and desires.


It may not be tomorrow
and yet it may
It will happen on God's set day.
The burden will be lifted
The lost will be won
The trial will be over
The long task will be done.
We cannot know the hour
but we will trust Him as we wait,
for He knows just what must come to pass
He will not be a moment l late.
So praise Him in the trial
give thanks for the task
rejoice and be obedient
He knows what you have asked.
It may not be tomorrow
and yet it may
It will happen on God's set day.

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  1. Denise,

    We may not understand God's timing when we are waiting for something to come to pass, sometimes He seems to be unfashionably late,but when we look back at the road that lay behind us we realize His timing is always perfect.

    ps. I don't wait well either.

    Blessings to you.

  2. Oh my gosh we hate waiting we treat it as though it is a bad illness, patience is a virtue, that is what the bible says. if we wait five minutes we become frazzled, the bible says a thousand years is as one day to the Lord. Which means while we so busy complaining in our waiting God is saying you haven't waited long enough. It's only been a few seconds my child. WHen I was young I hated to wait for anything and if you was late that was not good, and I remember my mother telling me that God is going to teach me to have patience, as that age I never gave it much thought until every time I would go to stores I always had to wait in line and the moment I would see myself leaving a line God would say wait, talk about a lesson to learn.

  3. Henry Blackaby says "God is not a minute late and not a minute early but right on time" I think of this often because I too want it done right now....
    But you know if we got things right when we want them, we wouldn't grow and develop our faith and also would make lots of messes....

    You are right on...God's timing is perfect and in the meantime we get to exercise our faith muscles...

    I pray you have a wonderful and blessed day...

  4. Hi Denise - I'm also not good at the waiting game, but at the end of the day I'm learning 2 things, watch my attitude in the waiting (so hard) and God's timing is perfect.
    God bless my friend

  5. The verse from Habakkuk 2:3 that you quoted hold a special meaning to me and my husband. Years ago, we were going through a great trial...a crisis of sorts. As we were coming through it, there were times when we were impatient and just wanted God to finish whatever He was doing! It was during that time of frustration that I "stumbled" upon this verse. I felt the Lord speaking directly to me and it was such a relief! We then gave the Lord our impatience and our trust in Him grew. wasn't too long afterward that He brought us through the trial. I think He was just waiting until we fully surrendered to Him! I will never forget that time of waiting and how the Lord had a plan all along...

  6. Your writing is such and inspiration.. what a blessing you have been given

  7. Love this poem. And boy did I need it today. My hubby and I are waiting . . . waiting . . . waiting on some big news. So this was perfect timing. Blessing to you my sweet friend.

  8. yes! but don't pray for patience...the only way to achieve it is by practice..haha
    beautiful poem!

  9. May you be blessed, as you sweetly bless others.