I constantly am reminded that God’s timing is no where near what I want it to be. I pray for things and think to myself “ok I need this soon”… But God’s soon and my soon are two totally different definitions.
God promises us He will never leave us nor forsake us. In hard time it seems like He has left us high and dry to deal with the trials and tribulations on our own. BUT that is far from the truth. Actually God is still there…. waiting until He is ready to handle our issues. We just have to learn to trust in His timing and be patient.
Learning to trust God’s timing is one of the hardest things I have dealt with in the past few months. Seems like Satan has tried his best to destroy my faith in God. My life felt like it hit rock bottom. No matter where I turned I felt like everyone was against me. BUT that was just Satan trying to get me to turn away from God. My lovely aunt reminded me that things happen for a reason. God knows what he is doing. She would say just like we as parents know whats best for our children, God knows what HIS children need.
TOUGH TO SWALLOW??? … Yes… trusting that things will be handled is one of the hardest things to learn to deal with. It was so hard to fall asleep at night wondering when things would get better.
That’s when I begin to read the 23 Psalm again…
Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Verse 4 is my favorite…. God tells us that no matter what we are going through He is there with us and will protect us. Once I learned to let go of my problems, God took over and, the trials in my life became a minor thing instead of the MAJOR issues I thought they were.
IF you are having a hard time letting go just remember that GOD is in total control… NO matter how big or how small the issue God will handle it…BUT you have to trust in him and allow Him to fix it His way.
A song the Crabb Family sings called “Through the Fire” is one I listen to often to remind me that God is always there, and things will get better. And no matter what I will NOT let Satan win.
Sometimes I look around only to see the struggles that my friends are having and think “your a petty person”. I feel sorry for my self but others are facing so much more tragic circumstances. I have to ask God to forgive me for being so petty. I have had friends who have lost loved ones, been through traumatic experiences, and devastating medical news.
Please remember Our country in prayer as well as my family and friends. It is a struggle with everyday life for many of those around us. We may see a smile on the outside of someone’s face but deep inside might have a storm brewing. Pray for one another…
IF YOU HAVE A PRAYER REQUEST PLEASE LET ME KNOW.