Sometimes the thought of "God's timing" brings more sinking-pit to your stomach than relief. Right? If we're honest with ourselves, I think that's pretty evident. I know it does to me more than it should. As humans we want what we want NOW - we're a microwave generation of Christians. We want the results and the fruit and the harvest TODAY.
Trusting God's timing is hard because, even though in our heads we know His timing is perfect, we don't always act out that belief. We don't show we believe it.
But do we want to be the kind of Christ follower who sticks with head knowledge and not heart trust?
I recently interviewed a politician for the local newspaper I freelance for. We had a great conversation and the Congressman made an excellent point that has resonated with me even still. I asked him when he first considered getting into politics, and what inspired him to take that leap. He said his friend suggested it to him long ago, but at the time, his children were young and he couldn't imagine living half the year in Baton Rouge and missing that time with his family. So even though the CALL felt right, he put it off because the TIMING wasn't right.
Now, he's in a position of even higher power than the position he'd have been in had he jumped into the political arena then. Now, he's in Washington! And while we were talking, the only thing that kept bouncing around my head was from the book of Esther. "For such a time as this."
Knowing he was a Christian, too, I pointed this out and he wholeheartedly agreed. His passions and beliefs and agendas fit what America needs NOW. What our state needs NOW. He is smack dab in the middle of God's timing in ways that are beyond understanding. It's perfect - because it's from God.
Maybe we should trust God's timing a little more, hmm?
Whatever storm you're in today, whatever trial you're facing - whether its born of sin and consequences, whether it's born of circumstances outside your control, whether it's born of another person, whether it's born of a faith journey/lesson from the Lord - REGARDLESS of whether you're a victim or an instigator in the storm...Romans 8:28 applies. Thank God!
"And we know that all things work together for good, to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."
Trust His timing today, dear Reader.
He really does have this under control :)