In His Time

Today when I woke up, I just knew it was going to be one of those emotional days for me. It’s Sunday, and I could just tell that God had something for me. In our adult Bible class our teacher spent some time talking about being patient and waiting for God’s will. It was a refreshing, yet painful reminder. He said that often we are in a hurry, but God never is. Wow. God is never in a hurry. He doesn’t have to rush around to get things done. He does them when the time is right and never a moment sooner (or later).

Obviously I am prone to this rushing mentality. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a planner and that sometimes I allow my plans to distract me from what God has for me. That has certainly been the case with my family planning. How hard it is to simply say out loud that God is not in a hurry to give me another child. He knows what is the best timing for our family and if he chooses to add another child to it He will do it when the time is right.

Later in the morning our pastor brought a message on the stronghold of anxiety. As he began I said to the Lord, Wow, You are really trying to get this point across to me today aren’t you? You are reminding me that I need to trust You! And that certainly was the case. One of the main things that stuck in my mind even after the sermon was over was this - if you are full of worry and fear, then you can’t be full of other good things, better things. And I thought, What do I want to be full of? I want to be full of joy, kindness, thoughtfulness, righteousness. How much of my life is filled up with anxiousness over something that I can’t even change? What a waste of my time and energy!

So today I am recommitting, as it seems I must do over and over, to trust God. Not to just believe that His Word is true or to say that I trust Him, but to really give my worries to Him and simply trust that His plan is best. I’m not the kind of girl to give up easily and I don’t plan to quit asking God for another child. But I am ready to accept His answer in His time.


Comments

  1. I agree! I worry SO much and I thought to myself, "Wow, if I worry as much as I do, I am not trusting God. I'm robbing myself of joy and blessings and of peace!" And how much better would life be if I could just leave everything in God's hands.
    I also wanted to let you know that when you sang the "Untitled Hymn", oh my word, I just lost it. I don't think there could have been a better person to sing that song, and it was such a blessing!

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