Gods Timing - Daily Devotional
It’s often one of the hardest things to do. Wait on God‘s timing. The reason why this might be so hard is because God never really tells us the exact time he’s going to actually answer our prayer or do something. It just happens when he’s ready. So the challenge for us is to wait until that time comes when we don’t even know when that time will be. Thinking about this I could say that God probably does it like this to help us to develop our faith in him. But let’s talk about Gods timing today.
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Episode Notes & Bible Verses
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. – Habakkuk 2:3
God takes time to respond to his servant to let him in on what he’s doing. The vision that God gave Habakkuk was for a specific time and he promised that it will come and will not delay when the time is perfect. We need to remember that Gods will cause the vision that he gave to come to pass in the perfect time.
But they who wait for 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
While you are waiting for the promise of God to come to pass in your life you can stand on this verse that he will strengthen you as you wait.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: – Ecclesiastes 3:1
Timing is important. All the experiences listed in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 are appropriate at certain times. The secret to peace with God is to discover, except, and appreciate God‘s perfect timing. Not doing this can lead to despair,Rebellion, or moving ahead without God.
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! – Psalm 27:14
At times when we were waiting on God’s perfect timing, our heart may get wary but do not be passive about it. Waiting on God does not mean being passive; rather it’s an active engagement of life’s challenges within the revealed will of God as we hope for his deliverance.
For there is a time and a way for everything, although man’s trouble lies heavy on him. – Ecclesiastes 8:6
Timing matters. When you do some thing is often as important as what you do. For example if you have a comment about some thing or someone. Done in the right time it will be received correctly but if you do it in the wrong time it can have a negative impact.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9
It can be discouraging to continue to do right and receive no word of thanks or to see no tangible results. But Paul challenged the Galatians and he challenges us today to keep on doing good and trust God for the results. In due time we will reap a harvest of blessing.
But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. – 2 Peter 3:8-9
God me have seemed slow to these believers as they faced persecution every day and longed to be delivered. But God is not slow, he just is not on our timetable. Jesus is waiting so that more sinners will repent and turn to him and we must not sit and wait for Christ return we should live life with the realization the time is short and we have important work to do.
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. – Lamentations 3:25-26 NIV
Those who hope in God wait for him and seek him diligently. Trusting in God’s faithfulness day by day makes us confident in his great promises for the future.
Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. – Genesis 21:1-2 NIV
If you ever have to wait a long time for the answer to one of your prayers just remember Abraham and Sarah. They had to wait until they were in their old age before they received the promise from God of a son. And as they waited to this old age it proved as more of a miracle that God was able to do it. So we can think of it like this. The longer we have to wait the bigger the miracle will be.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:6-7
We often worry about our position and status, hoping to get proper recognition for what we do. But here Peter advises us to remember that God’s recognition counts more than human praise. God is able and willing to bless us according to his timing. Humbly obey God regardless of present circumstances, and in his good time he will exalt you.