Truth vs Timing

Friends, here’s the latest truth in my life: I trust God, but it’s incredibly hard to trust in His timing. Our world is based on immediate results. Everything that we do happens almost instantly. I can send a text and my friends in Austria & Alaska can respond in seconds. Here’s the thing, God doesn’t work like that. I know that if I put my faith in Him, everything will work out in the end. I’m coming to realize that complete faith in God is more challenging than I imagined.

There are endless times when the words “Do not fear” are written in the Bible. In everyday life, though, fear is a lot easier than faith. Fear is jumping to conclusions because what I want hasn’t worked out in the time I wanted it to. Fear is finding temporary happiness in other people because I can’t begin to understand God’s works in my life. I have these little conversations with God and they go a lot like this.

Elle: Hey God, could you hurry up your plans. Like I know it’s gonna work out but I kinda need it to work out like NOW.

God: Be patient. It’s going to be okay.
Elle: Yeah, that’s great and all but I want it to be okay right now.

 

My life has been full of challenges and changes lately. I’ve burst out in frustration and have lost a whole lot of sleep. I’m big on the whole “immediate gratification” thing. Instant results and rewards are the best. There’s no sitting around, being anxious of what’s about to happen, there’s just results. It’s tough to admit, but I find it hard to trust in God’s timing. I want results and I want them fast. I want reassurance that the things I pray hardest for will happen. I want a patten, consistency. We want a God who we ask for something and it happens immediately. Newsflash: God’s not a machine.

Romans 12:12 “Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in time of trouble and never stop praying.”

Our world is crazy. We are presented with daily temptations and fail constantly. We all thirst for security, for love, for promise of all our dreams coming true.

“In an insecure world, we are secure in His love” -Judah Smith, Life Is _____

 

God is here. He’s secure and He can provide all we need. We need to put our trust in His timing and let go of the human desire for immediate results. It’s unrealistic and so unbelievably self-absorbed to expect a miracle to happen in a moment’s notice. His timing is {perfect}.

I often find myself getting mad at my current situation. Things have been changing rapidly and it is so hard to not get upset that the things I pray for haven’t always happened yet. But sometimes, we need to get knocked down a little. We need to have a humbled spirit and a thirst for God, not a thirst for His follow-through of our wants. God knows what we need. & friends, He’ll give us just that. He provides what we need, not what we want. He gives us people that are so good for us and finds ways to shine in the darkest situations. God is drawn to our humbled spirits. Go to Him when you’re crushed, when you think you’re at the lowest you can get.

Psalm 34:18 “God is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those crushed in spirit

Take the time to wait for His perfect timing. Stop trying to take things into your own hands so they happen faster. Stop picking up the struggles that you have already laid down in front of Him. Rest in His loving presence and thank Him for the blessings in your life.
God is good and His timing is perfect. Relax in these truths.

with love,

Elle

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6 thoughts on “Truth vs Timing

  1. So incredibly hard to wait, wait, wait….and possibly never get an answer to the “whys” in life… But cannot imagine life without faith. So keep on “keeping on” or as Dori in “Finding Nemo” says, “just keep swimming, just keep swimming!!!!” Love you sweet Elle!!!

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