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1053rd -- Perfect Timing


There are many moments in life when we pray and ask the Lord to meet a 
certain need and before we finish praying we hope the answer will be given 
and that need will be met. What we must realize and understand is that 
God's ways are much better and higher than ours can ever be and when we 
don't receive the answer as quickly as we'd like then we should trust that 
God has a reason and a purpose for “delaying” the answer. We should 
always remember and keep in mind that God's plan for our life is good. 
The Bible declares in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think 
toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give 
you an expected end.” He wishes for us to be blessed in every area of our 
life and just because we don't receive the answer to our prayers as we 
expect does not mean that the answer will not be given. It may not be in 
the ways that we imagined, but if we stay in peace and have an unwavering 
trust, the answer will exceed our expectations and take us to a level much 
higher than we had previously thought or even imagined for ourselves. 
(Isaiah 55:8-9)

When we have a deep and assured knowing that God loves us and wishes for 
us to be blessed then we will have confidence in our prayers that they 
will be met in ways that will benefit us the most. We may pray for any 
number of things such as a health issue, a financial situation, a family 
member in need, etc. and when we do we should pray in confidence and know 
that God's best plan will be given. The answer may not come as we expect, 
but it will come to bring the best results possible. We should not fret 
on the times table because time with God is eternal. He can cause the 
right situation to happen at the right time at the right place just as He 
sees fit. We simply must stay at peace, stay in confidence and have faith 
that all things will work together for our good in the end. The Lord has 
yet to fail those who depend on Him. He is more faithful than we can 
comprehend. The Lord never fails, He never falters, He never stumbles nor 
sleeps. He is our strong tower, our unfailing Savior and our solid Rock 
who will keep us safe no matter the storms that rage all around us.

Trust the Lord and know that He loves you and wishes for you to be at 
peace in Him. Don't allow the struggles, the setbacks or the shortfalls 
make you worry or fear what your future holds. Pray in faith, pray in 
confidence and pray with expectation that God will answer and give to you 
your hearts' desire multiplied much more than you can believe and expect 
for yourself. His exceeding greatness should cause us to give thanks and 
praise for all that God has done for us. (Ephesians 3:20-21)

I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to trust in God's 
perfect timing over your life. Know that His answers will come at exactly 
the right moment to meet our every need.


We were on our honeymoon (just a few short years ago) when we walked into 
the lobby of a show we wanted to see. The lady at the ticket counter 
looked at us, smiled, and said, “Perfect timing, folks. The next show is 
starting in just a few minutes.” Actually, it was more like fifteen or 
twenty minutes, but we bought our tickets and looked around the lobby.

Several minutes later, as an earlier show let out, another couple walked 
into the lobby. As if on cue, the lady behind the ticket counter looked at 
them, smiled, and said “Perfect timing, folks. The last show is just 
letting out and the next one is getting ready to start!” We quickly 
realized that the only kind of timing at that theater was “perfect timing,”
especially when it involved selling tickets.

As believers, we sometimes talk about God’s “perfect timing.” I heard a 
radio ad for a Christian service which tries to pair up singles. But in a 
disclaimer near the end, the ad reminded listeners that finding a mate 
“must depend on God’s perfect timing.”

So if God’s timing is so perfect, why does it sometimes seem to be so 
slow? I never hear people complaining that “God has blessed me with so 
much, so quickly that I just can’t handle it all.” I do hear people 
lamenting how slow God seems to be in answering prayers or dealing with 
problems in their lives. We want God to deal with things A.S.A.P. and we 
can't understand why He sometimes takes so long.

Consider the situation with God’s people in the book of Exodus. God was 
leading them into the Promised Land, and He was describing how easy it 
would be for them to take it over: “I will send my terror ahead of you and 
throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your 
enemies turn their backs and run. I will send the hornet ahead of you to 
drive the Hivites, Canaanites, and Hittites out of your way.” (Exodus 
23:27-28, NIV) In other words, even though they would fight battles along 
the way, God would Guarantee them victory. And then, God gives them this 
explanation for why it would take so long: “But I will not drive them out 
in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild 
animals too numerous for you. Little by little I will drive them out 
before you until you have increased enough to take possession of the 
land.” (v. 29-30) In other words, it was for their own good that God gave 
them the land gradually. God knew just how much they could handle, and He 
delivered the land as they became ready for it.

Sometimes, God’s “slowness” is for our own good. Sometimes, in our 
over-confidence, we ask for too much, too soon, and God knows that the 
result for us would be disastrous. Sometimes, God’s perfect timing is 
slower than what we want; yet in His wisdom God gives us not what we want, 
but what we need. If God seems slow in answering prayers, remember that He 
knows what you need as well as when you need it even before you know that 
you need it in the first place.

God’s way is just “Perfect timing.”

Author Unknown

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 103:1-5 “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless 
His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: 
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who 
redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness 
and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy 
youth is renewed like the eagle's.” 

Psalm 37:4-7 “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the 
desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; 
and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring forth thy righteousness 
as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait 
patiently for Him...” 

Psalm 28:6-8 “Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my 
supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in 
Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my 
song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving 
strength of His anointed.” 

Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath 
begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” 

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible. 

Today’s Selected Poem: MY DECISION
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem12.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: AN ANGEL BY MY SIDE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony194.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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