“The vision is yet for an appointed time . . it will surely come.” Habakkuk 2:3 KJV.
Trusting God’s timing takes the hurry and worry out of daily life.
My thoughts and comments today are about “trusting God.”
We are servants, sometimes slaves, to time. Clocks and calendars will rule your days, pushing you forward hurriedly, pressuring you to do more and do it faster. Clocks, biological and chronological, relentlessly tick away as reminders of how far you have yet to go and how little time you have to get there. No wonder people are so impatient.
Seldom is anyone allowed their own pace. A child’s developmental progress is measured by “the norm.” A student’s academic potential is gauged by predetermined expectations. Career advancement is expected by preset standards of certain accomplishments. However, your best success comes when you are most ready to enjoy and best able to use it wisely.
You have to find the place of trust as David discovered, ”I am trusting you, O Lord; You are my God. My times are in Your hand.” Psalm 31:14-15. Your times are in God’s hands; that reality changes everything, taking the worry and the hurry out of daily life. You live best when you keep pace with God; He is eternal. He separated the day from the night and set the seasons of seed-time and harvest. He neither rushes nor delays, yet faithfully and relentlessly fulfills His will and promise.
The times and seasons of your life or not random nor mere products of God’s whimsy. “[God] has set the right time for everything.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 TEV. The promises spoken over your life are by divine plan and appointment, and will best be accomplished as God wills and when He plans. “The vision is yet for an appointed time. Though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come.” Habakkuk 2:3 KJV. You can worry about it, but that will merely press you to hurry things along by your plotting and pushing. You will not change His appointed time. You will not force God’s hand but may accomplish something far less that you never intended.
For God’s best in your life, follow His counsel every time. What God plans and promises is worth the wait. “The vision is for an appointed time, though it tarry, wait for it . .” My Dad tried to teach me, “Anything good is worth waiting for.” Choose who and what you are waiting on. Waiting on the Lord builds trust and patience. Waiting on a promise without trust may just produce impatience, worry, and doubt. “Those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31.
The schedule often concerns you but it is the certainty of His Word and character that makes the wait worthwhile. What now appears to you as delay may only be time needed for God’s preparation – for His purpose to be accomplished and for you to be prepared to receive it. “The vision . . will surely come.” When it is God’s timing, timing really is everything. Trust prevents daily life from overshadowing the awesomeness of God in your life.
My prayer for you this day is: trust God for His best at all times, and wait for that. 100807