The Timing Of My God Is Perfect

I’m realizing that I generally learn my greatest lessons in life during times of adversity.  What is the old expression?… “That which does not kill us only makes us stronger”?  Well, let’s just say that after the past 3 or so years that I’ve had I should be able to lift a Volkswagen over my head.  I’m wondering if we learn more through the rough times because it is then that we are brought to our knees and forced to focus on that which is truly important.  During the happy times we sail right along, smiles on our faces, and gleefully ride each wave into the shore.

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is this-

Ecclesiastes 3

A Time for Everything

 1 There is a time for everything,
       and a season for every activity under heaven:

 2 a time to be born and a time to die,
       a time to plant and a time to uproot,

 3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
       a time to tear down and a time to build,

 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
       a time to mourn and a time to dance,

 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
       a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

 6 a time to search and a time to give up,
       a time to keep and a time to throw away,

 7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
       a time to be silent and a time to speak,

 8 a time to love and a time to hate,
       a time for war and a time for peace.

It is becoming (somewhat painfully) clear to me that our timing and God’s timing are two completely separate entities.  What we may want today, God may not have in store for us for years to come… if even then.  As a woman of faith, I have to trust that my God’s timing is perfect and it isn’t up to me to move the stars to make something happen or not happen.  I have only to sit back in the sacred assurance that God is in control and His will is going to be done in His time. 

It seems I am reminded of this lesson almost daily.  Okay, Father, I get the point.  I am sitting back.  Your will be done.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Raelene Plummer
    Jul 09, 2010 @ 15:57:36

    Amen. He is in charge and I am thankful even if I don’t always understand.



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