Faith is … Trusting that God’s Time is the Best Time
In the Word
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time (1 Peter 5:6).
Of the Word
We all experience days, even weeks, when everything in life seems to be going our way. But then suddenly, altogether unexpectedly, everything shifts into reverse. One day the sun is shining brightly; the next day all is dark and overcast. One week we are actively carrying out our responsibilities; the next week we are lying helpless in a hospital bed.
God is Lord. He rules His creation and His children with a mighty hand. When we pray to our God in our time of need, we may do so with confidence, knowing that the God who sent His Son to die for us certainly will also … lift [us] up in [His] time.
It has been said there are two ways to open a flower bud. You can force the petals apart and, in doing so, destroy the flower; or you can leave it alone until slowly but surely, God unfolds it. God’s ways are not our ways. Nor is His time our time. But our comfort lies in the fact that His time is based on the true wisdom and knowledge of a God who not only knows us, but loves us.
Walking with my Lord
Help me, O Lord, to patiently bear all things and trust that Your timing is always best. For Jesus’ sake and in His name I pray. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Living in Faith. Author: Rev. Darold Reiner. 15/30 ©2007 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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