God’s Timing not Yours

God’s Timing not Yours

But the dove could find no place to set its feet . . .so it returned to Noah in the ark. . . . He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! (Genesis 8:9–11)

God knows exactly when to withhold or to grant us any visible sign of encouragement. How wonderful it is when we will trust Him in either case! Yet it is better when all visible evidence that He is remembering us is withheld. He wants us to realize that His Word—His promise of remembering us—is more real and dependable than any evidence our senses may reveal. It is good when He sends the visible evidence, but we appreciate it even more after we have trusted Him without it. And those who are the most inclined to trust God without any evidence except His Word always receive the greatest amount of visible evidence of His love.

Believing Him; if storm clouds gather darkly ’round, And even if the heavens seem hushed, without a sound? He hears each prayer and even notes the sparrow’s fall.

And praising Him; when sorrow, grief, and pain are near, And even when we lose the thing that seems most dear? Our loss is gain. Praise Him; in Him we have our All.

Our hand in His; even though the path seems long and drear We scarcely see a step ahead, and almost fear?

He guides us right—this way and that, to keep us near.

And satisfied; when every path is blocked and bare, And worldly things are gone and dead which were so fair? Believe and rest and trust in Him, He comes to stay.

Delayed answers to prayers are not refusals. Many prayers are received and recorded, yet underneath are the words,“My time has not yet come.” God has a fixed time and an ordained purpose,and He who controls the limits of our lives also determines the time of our deliverance.

Culled from streams in the desert

Verse 1
My times are in Thy hand;
My God, I wish them there;
My life, my friends, my soul I leave
Entirely to Thy care.

Verse 2
My times are in Thy hand
Whatever they may be,
Pleasing or painful, dark or bright,
As best may seem to Thee.

Verse 3
My times are in Thy hand;
Why should I doubt or fear?
My Father’s hand will never cause
His child a needless tear.

Verse 4
My times are in Thy hand,
Jesus, the crucified;
The hands my cruel sins had pierced
Are now my guard and guide.

Verse 5
My times are in Thy hand;
I’ll always trust in Thee,
And after death at Thy right hand
I shall for ever be.

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