Posted by: judyhitson | August 9, 2018

Trust God’s Timing

Trust God’s Timing
by Judy Hitson

2 Peter 3:8 NASB But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.

God has much for us to learn about His timing, while our flesh desires instant gratification.

Coming to the Lord as an adult presented a lot of baggage. It reminds me of Lazarus in John 11:44… Jesus said, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” Jesus gave me life but I needed help getting grave clothes off to be free in Christ by His Spirit. There were fears, anxieties, doubts and shame to get off. After receiving the Holy Spirit I hoped for instant transformation, not wanting anyone to know of my past sins. It took time, but praise God who confirmed to my heart I was washed by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ. God encouraged me when I heard a hymn by Maranatha titled, “In His Time.”

He gave me a picture through my infant daughter of rapid growth in the first year of life. My first year as a born again Christian, I joined a weekly Prayer group, went to a Women’s Bible Conference and   participated in Bible Study groups. I had visions of teaching and preaching God’s word to large crowds. Then lessons of humility revealed maturity was a process that took time. Flashes through my mind of life experiences burst the bubble of my visions of grandeur. Having more children provided a new lesson to live a quiet life, 1Thess 4:11. As a volunteer Moppets Coordinator with MOPS ministry I wanted to influence young mothers of preschoolers to take in depth Bible Study. However, the Lord taught me through these young mothers the value of being a godly wife and mother as our primary ministries. While I was looking for ministry outside the home, God had lessons for me in our home. He gave me hope in His word, Phil.1:6NKJV being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

Now I understand God’s timing from Heb.11:13NASB All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.

Prayer: I wait for You LORD, my soul does wait, and in Your word do I hope. (Ps.130:5)


Responses

  1. Reading your article gave me flashbacks of my walk with Jesus. God’s timing for me is “stay in the present with Me”. When I imagine a future of being appreciated for all I’ve learned and gained in Christ, I end up with grave disappointment and discouragement. All I know is that I’m a sinner living in the grace of the present and His presence and I am grateful!!!


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