In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3
God continues to surprise me how He speaks and reveals Himself ever so personally and often at just the right time.
I was recently processing a disappointment that I thought I had adequately dealt with and moved on. However, I soon realized there was more work to do and I needed the Lord’s help with it – AGAIN! So this morning, I searched my heart and confessed all I was feeling regarding this issue. I confessed my pain and brought Him my questions.
Then I returned to Psalms, where I had been reading, with no real answers or resolution. There were a couple of verses that jumped out to me and applied to other concerns in my life. I prayed through them and gave thanks for the insights I gained and the blessing of His Presence.
I woke up the rest of the family and went through our normal morning routine. My son and I returned home after dropping my daughter off at school and I sat down at the computer to quickly check email and Twitter.
There it was.
My answer came through a tweet by pastor Rick Warren that the Holy Spirit powerfully impressed was for me in more ways than one. It read: “Trust God’s timing. ‘Not yet’ isn’t ‘No.’ A delay isn’t a denial. Wait patiently.”
The Holy Spirit comforted me in a deep way through this truth and reminded me I really can trust His timing. I was filled with joy and peace about the situation and how the God of the universe would speak to me, even through Twitter.
I have learned that often times the Lord speaks to us not only for our benefit, but for the benefit of others as well. I am to receive His personal word for me and look for opportunities to share it so He can bless someone else. It’s just how the Kingdom of God works.
So friends, you really can trust God’s timing with whatever you are facing. Although waiting is hard, it has the potential to move from ‘hardly bearable’ to ‘transformational’ when we focus on the Lord and allow Him to work in us.
Trying to wait patiently,