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23 August - God Has Perfect Timing

Today I cancelled an appointment with the surgeon. It was a nice call to make as it was for our youngest son Issacs and for a ,nasty cyst that had developed in a difficult-to-deal-with area on his neck.

We did due process, saw multiple doctors, surgeons, and specialists and were prescribed medications to deal with an infection whilst we waited for an appointment to have the offending lump removed.

However, whilst we saw the doctors, we chose to pray and Isaac listened to his usual array of preachers who speak faith and he prayed and had others pray for him too. Over a month ago the lump popped…yes it was gross, but then better still it cleared and didn’t return and now where there was a growing and very visible lump on his neck, there is only a tiny mark which is healing and getting smaller and smaller as the weeks go by.

As I cancelled the unnecessary and expensive surgeon’s appointment today, I was reminded that even when things are taking their time and we don’t instantly see anything changing, it doesn’t mean God isn’t working. But we can pray and then expectantly wait for God to clear up and deal with the issue. When we have done all, we can do, he says stand. Stand on my word, do what you can do, and watch, wait, and pray.

God wants us to be able to get to the point where we trust Him. The more we get to know Him, the more trust Him because we realise He only wants the best for us. We actually don’t have to know how everything is going to happen, we just have to know that He is in control, and everything is going to be alright.

God causes things to happen at exactly the right time! Our job is not to figure out when, but to make up our mind that we won’t give up until we cross the finish line.

Isaac has grown as he’s watched, waited, and continued to pray. He’s experienced instant healing in the past, but now he’s also seen God heal over time, progressively dealing with his issue until it's gone.

To everything, there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

The Bible says as we wait patiently, we grow and lack nothing, and are completely satisfied.

But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing”. (James 1:4)

We can waste a lot of time wondering about God’s timing, but if we look through the bible at the lives of people like Joseph, Moses, the Israelites, and David, we’ll see that wherever people had to wait, God never failed to take care of them and show them what He wanted them to do. The same is true in our lives.

God simply requires us to do what He tells us to do, when He tells us to do it. When we accept God’s timing, we can learn to live with an expectation of his healing, provision, and good things ahead, and then choose to enjoy life while God is working in us and on our behalf.

Today trust God and set your heart to believe that He wants only the best for you. Believing brings rest, so stop trying to figure everything out, and let God be God in your life as you pray, watch, and wait expectantly, knowing that the moment you pray God is working things out for your good.

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognise, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths”. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

“I trusted in, relied on, and was confident in You, O Lord; I said, You are my God. My times are in your hands”.(Psalm 31:14-15)

“To everything, there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

Prayer: Lord, please help me to learn how to wait and rest in you. Help me to understand and know that you only have good things in store for me, and that when I have to wait it is because you are working in, and for me. In Jesus Name Amen.

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