Monday, May 24, 2010

Waiting For His Perfect Timing

It seems like we are always praying and waiting for something........
This was in Streams In The Desert today.

For Sarah conceived and bare Abraham a son in 
his old age, at the set time of which God had 
spoken to him (Genesis 21:2).

    "The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts 
of His heart to all generations" (Psalm 33:11). But we must 
be prepared to wait God's time. God has His set times. It is 
not for us to know them; indeed, we cannot know them; we 
must wait for them.
     If God had told Abraham in Haran that he must wait for 
thirty years until he pressed the promised child to his bosom,
his heart would have failed him. So, in gracious love the length 
of the weary years was hidden, and only as they were nearly 
spent, and there were only a few more months to wait, God 
told him that "according to the time of life, Sarah shall have 
a son" (Genesis 18:14). 
     The set time came at last; and then the laughter that filled 
the patriarch's home made the aged pair forget the long and 
weary vigil.
     Take heart, waiting one, thou waitest for One who cannot 
disappoint thee; and who will not be five minutes behind the 
appointed moment: ere long "your sorrow shall be turned 
into joy."
    Ah, happy soul, when God makes thee laugh! Then sorrow 
and crying shall flee away forever, as darkness before the dawn.
     It is not for us who are passengers, to meddle with the chart
and with the compass. Let that all-skilled Pilot alone with His 
own work.
     Some things cannot be done in a day. God does not make 
a sunset glory in a moment, but for days may be massing the 
mist out of which He builds His palaces beautiful in the west.

                Some glorious morn--but when? Ah, who shall say?
                               The steepest mountain will become a plain,
                               And the parched land be satisfied with rain.
                                     The gates of brass all broken; iron bars,
                                    Transfigured, form a ladder to the stars.
                     Rough places plain, and crooked ways all straight,
                              For him who with a patient heart can wait.
                         These things shall be on God's appointed day:
                                 It may not be tomorrow--yet it may.


  1. Thank you for sharing this!

  2. God is hunting me down with these truths! The second time in as many days that I'm hit full on in the face with them. His is so faithful, isn't He? As much as I know this, it's still sometimes easy to forget. Thank you so much for posting. :)

  3. Oh, thank you for posting this! I really need to share this with my husband!