In His timing

When the disciples were with Jesus for the last time, they asked, ‘Master, are You going to restore the kingdom to Israel now? Is this the time?’ Jesus said, ‘You don’t get to know the time. Timing is the Father’s business.’ Acts 1:6-8 (

It’s human to want to know WHEN things will go down. It makes us feel in control. Yet we can’t know for sure what will happen five days from now, or even five minutes from now. Only God knows. And there’s wisdom in trusting our never-late, right-on-time Heavenly Father with the WHEN of an unfolding future.

Proverbs 16:9 (




Have you been waiting on God for the longest time?
Given up praying because you’ve lost hope that God will come through for you?

In our rushed, pressured, busy little lives, God’s patience and perfect timing can feel maddeningly slow But if you’ve ever taken a cake out the oven too soon because you couldn’t wait to eat it, you’ll know patience and perfect timing are critical.

Peter says, ‘The Lord isn’t really being slow about His promise, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your sake’.
(2 Peter 3:9 –

Can you slow down today to thank God for His patience and perfect timing?


Happy New Year!

We live with ‘instant’ expectations. We know everything can’t happen immediately, but we still find our impatience levels rising if things move too slowly.

King Solomon drops a nugget from Ecclesiastes to bring perspective to the speed of our lives:

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (

There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth.

There are rhythms that God creates for our own good and the good of creation. The timing is ‘right,’ creating patterns that are healthy and sustainable.

Does this describe you in 2019?

Pray for wisdom, asking God to guide your plans and pace for the New Year.