There are so many things that I desire for my life. I want them now but I patiently await their arrival. Believing in God’s timing builds my faith and reminds me to express deep gratitude.
There are many months when I am unable to make ends meet, but I don’t worry. I know that I serve a God who sees and knows everything. He recognizes what is required to sustain His child and provides it.
When I try to control events to my own timing – much more often than I care to admit – it reflects my impatience as an imperfect being. When I step aside, trusting in God’s ability and wait patiently for Him to act in His timing, it may appear uncertain, yet I remain calm within my soul. “ Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
I pray and ask for divine intervention when I am facing a difficult challenge. Having faith means giving one hundred percent of my burden to God. It means believing that it is okay to rest my soul and await the answers from my heavenly Father. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9
When there is an emotional decision weighing on me, I avoid feeling overwhelmed. I remain at peace, knowing it is God, not I, who is in control. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” – John 14:27
My conscience is led by the Holy Spirit that dwells within me. It guides me when I search for answers. When I make time to seek God’s presence and dwell on His Word, I feel confident in the choices that I make. “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” – Lamentations 3:25-26
Today, I know that all that is due to me is on its way in God’s time. Faithful patience delivers the blessings from my heavenly Father without fail. “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
- What words of patience do I find in the Bible?
- How willingly do I accept missing an opportunity that I pray to God about?
- What does it mean to believe in things that I am unable to see?