Because His old Timex must be broken!
Sometimes we pray and pray and the thing we are praying about is not answered right away. I used to expect God to answer all my prayer request right away…but at the age of 62 years old…I’ve learned that God has His own timetable. Some of my prayers are answered very quickly. Some take a while and yet others are in a holding pattern. Sometimes God even says no.
God doesn’t deal with time at all! We humans live by it. Everything we do has to do with time. Thank God for the Holy Spirit who helps me to balance and deal with my timing and God’s “no” timing. The Holy Spirit’s way of helping me with God’s timing is to teach me…..patience!
God is aware of our timing issues though:
A Time for Everything
3 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
Sometimes I feel His timing is a bit long or extended:
Revelation 22:12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.
Jesus is coming soon? In my book He should have been here by now.
Genesis 5:27 Altogether, Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died.
This is why I wrote this blog title. God has some timing issues. I need to get Him watch.
The lesson for this blog today….We need to understand that our God is in no rush when it comes to us. He will take His time to do what’s necessary to prepare us for all He has planned for us in this life and the next. We need to understand His ways, accept His help and guidance in dealing with time and then trust Him. God no time issues…we do. We can sweat it or get it!
Sometimes I feel you take a long time to answer my prayers when I ask you for some important things. I get really upset and I even cry….sometimes I cry hard. There was even a few times that I was real mad at you….I know you remember that. I’m so glad that through all of that you never stopped loving me and you brought me through those hard times.
You have taught me how to wait on you. Even when the answers aren’t coming as fast as I would like or you say no….I know you know what’s best for me. Father God…if I didn’t have the Holy Spirit I don’t know what I would do because He has done a great job in teaching me patience. And Father…Jesus has been right there loving me and keeping my head together with something that no one else has ever been able to do for me…and that is to give me peace.
Even today as I started out my day laying out all my needs to you….I know my prayers reached your ears. I know Jesus and the Holy Spirit are interceding on my behalf, I know you will never leave me or forsake me…so I am going to be still and sing my songs of worship to you. I’m going to praise you! I’m going to say Halleluiah anyhow! I know in a matter of time I will be in your loving arms because my brother Jesus came and got me or you sent for me. Father…I know all my prayers were answered when your Son died on the cross for me. Thank you for my life…I love you so much! Your Daughter…Tanya
P.S. Please help those who have read my blog today and are waiting for you to answers their prayer request. Strengthen their heart and give them more of your grace and peace. In Jesus name…Amen.