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Perfect timing

It’s Monday.

Like most folks, I’ve got a good deal of things on my schedule.

My thoughts this morning have centered on the needs and the requirements.

My emotions have been a bit ruffled.

Nothing traumatic, I’m just tired and feeling unable to walk into the day.

It’s not uncommon for me to feel tired, it just gets old.

But God has been reminding me that He is able.

I don’t have to feel energetic or “able to tackle the day”.

I just have to put my trust in Him and take the first step.

But before I got to the first step, I needed to open my heart to the Lord this morning.

I’m dealing with some fear and needed to tell the Lord about it and confess my wayward heart which wants to waste time in worry.

After some time the Lord directed me to a scripture.

I opened my Bible, but instead of reading was interrupted.

When I returned to my Bible and journal, I went back to praying, forgetting that I’d not read.

After a bit my heart was laid open to us both and my eyes turned to the open page.

Psalm 147:11 NKJV — The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy.

Perfect timing!

God’s Word is the strength I need for my weariness.

God’s Truth is what I need for my frightened feelings.

God’s will is for me to walk through the tired and frightened moments, not in them.

And I love that.

He gives me exactly what I need.

His timing is perfect.

His Word is trustworthy.

He is so good!

Psalm 73:28 KJV — But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for all Your blessings. Lord, thank You for Your unending love and amazing mercy, Your indescribable peace,and Your grace which surpasses understanding. Lord, please restore Your people to Yourself. If there is anything which is hindering our walk with You, Lord please show us, help us to be quick to repent from any wrong doing. Lord, please help us to walk with You in truth, daily. Lord, please help us to be diligent to pass on the knowledge and blessings of following You. Help us to be people who shine into the darkness. Lord, please help us to be transformed by Your Word, that our lives might bring glory to Your name. We love You, Jesus. Thank You. Amen.

Perfect timing

The Lord’s timing is perfect.

As a young adult I often wondered why God waited on things.

My thought was, “I prayed, where is the answer? What are You waiting for?”

It’s only in looking backwards that I can see the reasons He did things.

And very often He did answer, it just didn’t look like what I expected, so I didn’t recognize it for what it was.

So, I’ve learned and I’m still learning about God’s timing.

As I prepared for bed last night, I wanted something to read, something to take my mind off the circumstances our family is in right now.

Our hearts have been heavy with concern for two family members who are dealing with health issues and we’ve also been seeking God for some other family members and the future God has for them.

We know the Lord is in charge and He will see them all through, but I’d be lieing if I didn’t admit we are all pretty emotional and rather spent.

So, I was asking the Lord what I should read.

What about My Word?

Perfect!

Wish I’d thought of that myself, but yes, I will right after I brush my teeth.

While in the other room I noticed a Voice of the Martyr’s Magazine.

My curiosity caused me to flip to the inside and read about a little girl.

She was 7 when a suicide bomber set off a bomb in the courtyard of her church on Easter Sunday in 2019.

Both her parents died and she became blind.

The incredible part of the story is how this has affected her.

She’s a devout Christian and, although she misses her parents,is secure she will be with them again in heaven.

The article mentioned more that her attitude on life is encouraging to others.

After reading this uplifting story, I got in bed and read the book of Ruth.

It’s where I was in my Bible plan and it was perfect.

I wanted to read something to escape, but instead God gave me something to inspire.

Both Ruth and this little girl had experienced great loss.

Both chose to respond by clinging to God.

Both have been rewarded, their lives are testifying to the goodness of God.

How can I say that when the little girl is blind and an orphan?

Because it’s not about her circumstances, it’s about her soul and after reading the article it is clear her soul is safe with Jesus.

It is with renewed vigor that I begin today.

No, our family circumstances have not really changed nor has healing visited those who are hurting, but I know God is faithful.

He sees all that each one is going through and He has a perfect plan for it all.

His timing is perfect.

And I can trust that He is answering our prayers.

I’m looking forward to seeing what He shall do in and through all these things.

And while I’m waiting, I’m going to praise Him.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You so much for leading me to read those two stories. How encouraging it is to see others follow You no matter the cost! What joy to see You working in the lives of others. How great and mighty You are! Your ways are so much higher than our ways and Your thoughts higher than our thoughts. Lord, thank You for being so loving and compassionate. Thank You for carrying us through no matter the circumstance. Thank You for turning what the enemy meant for evil into good. How I long for the day when evil shall be dealt with, but I know it is your great mercy which stays Your hand and I love that. Lord Jesus, I want people to know You. I want people to be saved and I know You want that even more than I. Thank You for being so merciful, so faithful. Amen.