God’s timing

I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him. – Isaiah 8:17

Waiting for the Lord communicates a sense of patience and hopeful waiting. It refers to waiting patiently, which involves trusting that the thing awaited will occur. It refers to waiting patiently for God (e.g., Isa 8:17; Hab 2:3; Psa 33:20).

I have never found waiting to be easy.  Habakkuk 2:3 speaks to this: If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay (take longer).

Certainly the Lord has a different timetable than me. I see urgency, limited time. He has all of eternity to use. Today, things are coming to be that result from saints’ prayers of long ago. I might not see today’s  prayers answered but in the right time, without delay they will be answered.

I love the fall. The heat of summer is over and the winter is yet to come. Knowing every season has a purpose I still wish every day was a fall day. As fall seems to take a long time to come I must wait for it. The season will come, trees will turn golden at the right time. This is a perfect visual reminder to me of the precision of God’s timing.

Lord, I will gladly wait for you knowing that your timing is precise. By faith, I trust that you will answer without delay. So, if the answer is yet to come, I know you are not ready.

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