In Week 31 of our 52 Weeks of Chic we learn to trust God’s timing.
Have you ever wanted something to happen so badly, doing everything you can to make it happen only to see nothing happen?
Do you sometimes feel like others are getting what you’re asking for?
It’s frustrating and discouraging. You can’t help but wonder why?
I start questioning God and myself. Am I wanting the wrong thing? Am I being selfish or greedy?
I hear this from other women as well as they silently wonder “why is she losing the weight I can’t ?” “Why is she dating the kind of guy I’ve been praying to meet? Why’s she succeeding while I’ve plateaued?” All fair questions.
My answer comes straight from scripture and it’s one I play on mental repeat when these questions come.
When the time is right, I the Lord will make it happen. Isa 60:22
One thing life has taught me is God’s timing is never late, off or incorrect and trusting His timing requires waiting on Him.
I’m not good at waiting but every time I’ve run ahead of Him, the results were painful and chaotic so I’ve learned the hard way to stay where I am for the moment and just wait.
How many times did you long to give your child their desire but waited knowing they weren’t ready? Not to punish them but protect them.
Your love for them was greater than the possibility of angering or alienating them.
What do we do while waiting on the Lord? “Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD. Ps 27:14
Ps 46:10 tells us to “Cease striving and know that I am God . . . “ and other translations say “Be still.”
Trusting God’s timing is the difference between forcing and flowing.
Forcing requires exertion, working against the current while flowing allows the current to propel you forward. You need only be still.
King Saul is an example of what happens when we run ahead instead of waiting on God.
His failure to honor the prophet Samuel’s command to wait the allotted time cost him his kingdom. 1 Sam 13:8 – 14
Trusting God’s timing while waiting isn’t easy but both are essential to your present joy and future happiness.
God has a plan to prosper us and this week we trust His timing to bring His plan to fruition. Jer 29:11
Waiting on God isn’t permission to live a passive life but the path that leads to a prosperous one.
We get up each morning, take action towards what we want and trust Him for the rest.