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05/02/18

Perfect Timing

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” – Psalm 27:14 

I read the following devotional by one of my favorite Christian faith heroes, Christine Caine, last week, and I knew it was something I needed to share here too.

I have lost count of the number of posts and journal entries I have written about and during this season of “wait”, and we all have them, don’t we? Wait periods. Seasons of uncertainty, of loneliness, or feeling marginalized, or forgotten. Wondering when this “big plan” will get underway and life can really begin. While, in truth, life is just one big waiting room. And the wait can take all different forms and have all sorts of different finish lines.

Pining for that promotion, and you just continue to get passed over despite positive performance evaluations.

Searching for that other half to your whole. You’d love someone to call you “mine” and cherish you.

Waiting on the stick to turn blue and announce to the world that you are pregnant, but that little line won’t budge.

Longing for that dream house that you’ve always dreamed of building, but the paychecks tell of a different dream, and that one’s going to take a bit longer than originally planned for.

Your entire community has been praying for you to get the “all clear”, but the words that escape your physician’s mouth are “… another round of treatment…”, and your heart shatters.

Wait can look different and feel different for all of us. But the one thing in common? Our Lord and Savior doesn’t want us to do it alone.

I hope & pray that the Lord reveals more of His character to you in these words below. He is a good, good Father.

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“When I was pregnant, people would ask, “What is your due date?” I answered based on the date the doctor had given me, knowing it might not be the exact date– because how could anyone but God really know when a baby will be born? When my daughter did not arrive on her expected date, people’s question changed to “How far past your due date are you?” Then I realized that my baby was not overdue; she was coming right on time.

Just like a baby being right on time, so is God. He’s never early and never late. We may think He is, but that’s because we confuse due dates with due seasons. And we set ourselves up for disappointment.

In the New Testament, when God promised us, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9), He did not state a specific date. Yet, we mysteriously hold Him accountable to a deadline we prescribe. It’s time we start trusting in God’s perfect timing and shift our hearts and minds to adapt to His methods of timing.

God is always on time. He’s never late– and He’s always faithful.”

{Above Excerpt is from Unshakeable: 365 Devotions for Finding Unwavering Strength in God’s Word}

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