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But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. Galatians 4:4-5 NLT
When the right time came…
I often wish I could know when the right time is. I mean, I know when the time looks right to me—when it would suit my needs, but I find that my timing rarely matches up with God’s timing.
If only God would see it my way! Right?!? But, while I sometimes think that…and try to convince Him that my timing would really work out pretty well…I know that His timing is best.
My view is so limited to what I know, have experienced, or can imagine. I can only see what is in front of me, whichever way I turn.
But God—He sees so much more—He sees it all. Every little part of the story…He knows it. Each and every detail…He’s planned it. Those secret things I’d like to hide? He sees those too.
There are no secrets with God. Just like Adam and Eve tried to hide their sin, so do we. And still, God loves us.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 NIV
At just the right time, God sent His Son to redeem us. And when God said it was time (even while we were still sinners!) Christ died for us. To set us free for all eternity.
In my day-to-day impatience and frustration, God’s timing can be puzzling. But, His timing is never wrong.
When I grumble about not understanding why the wait is necessary, I still know—His timing is always better than my calendar.
God sees the entire picture. He’s orchestrated the complete plan.
And, His time is always the right time.
Thank You, Lord, for Your timing in all things. Your children have never liked waiting, and we still don’t. Help us to focus not on our calendars and to-do lists, but on Your Way and Your timing. We can’t always understand why things happen the way they do, but help us to let go of the need to comprehend, and to let You be God. You created the heavens and the earth, and Your timing will always be better than anything we can think of, or plan. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
[This post first appeared at Laura Rath ~ Journey in Faith. All rights reserved. / Photo credit: Unsplash.com]
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