Trusting God’s Timing

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God’s timing is perfect, even when it doesn’t feel like it. If you are praying about something and it seems like God is taking too long to answer, trust Him. God knows what is best for us and when it is best for us. He has made everything beautiful in its time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).  Your times are in God’s hands (Psalm 31:15). God wrote down every day of your life and laid out every moment before you were born (Psalm 139:16).

From experience, I have learned that every time I thought that I really wanted or even needed something and that if God did not answer my prayer within a certain time frame things would go wrong, I really did not need that thing within that time frame. I look back and thank God for some of the things that did not happen within the time frame I wanted to have them. When you find yourself asking God for something “right now,” take a minute to examine whether you are in God’s will in terms of timing.

The prodigal son wanted his inheritance at the very time he asked for it instead of waiting for the right time and nothing could make him change his mind. He ended up wasting it all(Luke 15:11 – 31).

The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons. (Luke 15:12 nlt)

Trust God’s timing in your life. Rest in His love for you. God always keeps His word. If something has not happened yet, trust God to make it happen at the right time. His time.

The Lord kept His word and did for Sarah exactly what He had promised. She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. This happened at just the time God had said it would. (Genesis 21:1 – 2 nlt).

Perhaps you are unhappy about something that you think has taken too long to happen, (getting a job, getting married, the growth and success of the business God led you to start, or what you have been praying and asking God for) and you think that if you just had it you would be happier. You might be happy when you get it, but soon you will realize that there is something else you need to be happy. If you are not happy and content right now, you will only feel happy for a while once you get what you want. Happiness and contentment is not about what we have or do not have. Trust God’s timing and be content.

At the right time, I, the LORD, will make it happen. (Isaiah 60:22 nlt)

God Bless You!

 

 

 

When God closes a door in your life.

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When God closes a door in your life, trust Him.

The Lord has been dealing with me on the issue of trusting Him lately. It is easy to say that we trust God but do we really?

Trusting God requires that we surrender to His will and way. Even when we think our plan is better than His, because His ways are better and higher than ours.

When God opens a door nobody can shut it and when He shuts a door nobody can open it. We love to focus on God opening doors, so do I. Even when we force doors open and decide not to listen to God, we still insist that God opened the door. While it is true that nobody can open a door that God has closed, we often try to insist on our own way. We tell God, by our actions, that we do not care that He does not want us to go a certain way or do something. We find ways to make it look like what we want is what God wants too.

“Write this letter to the angel of the church in Philadelphia. This is the message from the one who is holy and true, the one who has the key of David. What he opens, no one can close; and what he closes, no one can open. Revelation 3:7 nlt

When God closes a door, it is for your own good; for your protection and because He has something way better for you. When God closed the door of the ark, it was to save Noah and His family. Stop trying to break down doors that God shut. Stop begging God to open a door that He has shut.

A male and female of each kind entered, just as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD closed the door behind them . Genesis 7:16 nlt

That said, when God opens a door for you, stop hesitating, run through the door and embrace all that God has for you. There is a difference between a door God has closed and opposition because the enemy does not want you to walk in the fullness of all that God has for you. Resistance does not mean God has closed the door. In fact, lack of resistance might mean the enemy has no problem with you doing whatever it is that you are doing.

There is a wide-open door for a great work here, although many oppose me. 1st Corinthians 16:9 – nlt

Trust God. He knows best.