Hello everyone and welcome back to another week of “Moments Spent with God!” I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to the moments that God unfolds before me, throughout this brand new week!
You know…we can experience trials that seem to drag on, with no end in sight and these moments can even make us wonder if God is going to do anything about them; but I have come to know a God, who knows what’s best for me and even though it may appear, as though He is slow in moving me out of a trial…He really is on time because He is a God that knows just the right time and the right way to walk us out of these difficult moments.
I don’t know about you but I have experienced times and I still do, when I wonder when God is going to turn something around in my life. Even though I trust God to do what is right for me, there can still be times, when I would just like to see something turn around for the better.
Today, I was listening to a song titled… “Four Days Late” and the song tells a story about Lazarus and how Mary and Martha just couldn’t understand why Jesus had shown up, after Lazarus had died; but if we think about it…they were seeing the situation through their own eyes, rather than through the eyes of Jesus…knowing that no matter how bad the circumstance seemed at the time; He still had the power to do all things…it just had to be at His time.
How many times have we felt as though God was late with the response to a certain situation in our lives? Don’t we realize that this kind of thinking only takes us to a place, where we doubt God’s power and what He can truly do? I have come to see within my own life; that the moments, when I felt as though God had shown up late; actually became the moments, when He was right on time. You see…we not only need to trust God for the answers to our problems but we also need to trust that He has the right time frame in mind…a time, when everything comes together, to work out for our good.
I remember a time, when I was getting ready to start group counseling, for the past sexual abuse that I had experienced as a very young girl. As I was sitting and talking with the lady in charge, I asked her why it took so long for me to remember these painful moments and her reply was… “Diane, God knows the right time for everything and this just may be His time, for you to heal from this very painful moment in your life.” As I look back, I do see how His timing played a very important part, as to where He was leading me up to now. Not only did His timing play a very important part in this way but I came to see how His timing connected me deeply with Him, as He walked this very difficult road with me.
You know…we may be experiencing a difficult moment right now, when we wonder when God is going to show up and make all things new again. We may even wonder if He has forgotten us; but let me encourage you today; that God hasn’t forgotten you. Sometimes, we just need to be a little patient because the right time will come, when He will step in and call our name and we will once more rise up and out of the circumstance; that had attempted to keep us in a grave of despair.
I pray that we all will be able to stand to the side; so God can step in and do the work that He longs so much to do within our lives…a work that will truly begin…just at the right time!
Blessings on your day…
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…