Tuesday, June 2, 2009
He has made everything
beautiful in its time...
When it comes to prayer, most of us think about timing--
that is, we think about what the timing of God's answers
should be. When the answer doesn't come immediately, we
anxiously wonder why. God's timing is not the same as
ours. God sees things from an eternal perspective.
We have to remember that even though we pray and have
faith, the final outcome and timing are in God's hands.
God's timing is perfect. And it is liberating when we
surrender to it. There is great freedom in simply laying
our concerns and desires before Him and then trusting Him
for the outcome. While you may not be able to understand
exactly what God is doing, you can trust that He is doing
something. He has your best interests at heart. And He
will make everything beautiful in His perfect time.
Lord, I know Your timing is not the same as mine. I want
all the answers to my prayers right now. But You want me to
be patient and wait on You. I lay my concerns before You and
leave the outcome in Your hands. Help me to rest in the
knowledge that Your timing is perfect, just as everything You
do is perfect. Amen.
from: The Power of Praying Through the Bible
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning
I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.