“My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors.“ Psalm 31:15
Watching the Olympics, I was impressed that in almost every event, timing was the most crucial element. Often fractions of a second separated a gold from a bronze medal. It was not just the overall finishing time, but the timing going into a curve or over a mogul. Many athletes said after their event: “My timing was just right,” or “My timing was off.”
I don’t know about you, but I am an impatient person and like things done in my own way and in my own timing. Are you waiting for God to answer your prayers right now? Waiting is one of the hardest parts of the Christian life for me. It is hard for me to put aside my timing and my life planning in order to trust His.
Maybe you’ve been waiting for God for a while, but still things aren’t turning out the way you hoped or expected them to. Does it seem like your hopes and dreams are never going to be fulfilled?
Sometimes it’s hard to understand why God doesn’t allow things to happen now. An important lesson that I am continuing to learn is that God works things out in His own perfect timing. As we wait for God’s timing, He may allow us to go through certain trials.
God has plans for your life.
He knows everything about you. He made you. You can trust Him. He’s always right on time.
God, I surrender my life to You in every respect. Help me live every day to the fullest on Your timetable and to be filled with the joy of knowing that You are in control. Amen.
Identify one area where you are struggling to trust God’s timing. Hand that concern over to Him in prayer and tell Him you’re choosing to trust His good plans for you.
By John Grant
Used by Permission
John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practicing attorney
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