Whose Timeline?

Bible Verse: Psalms 31: 14 – 16

But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who persecute me. Make Your face shine upon Your servant; Save me for Your mercies’ sake.

Whose timeline?

Resting in the Lord when you want something to happen very badly — and there’s no evidence that it will — is very difficult to say the least. Waiting is hard, but it’s even harder when you don’t know exactly what you’re waiting for. How
many times have we felt God say yes to us in the past, but now all the signs point to “NO”?

As Christians, we know that the desires that God plants in our hearts have to be watered by faith and patience. Yet, we often allow our wells to dry up. We haven’t taken the time to ensure that our supply of faith is fortified daily, particularly when it’s the eleventh hour and all the evidence is pointing to a conflicting outcome.

The solution is to not let our weaknesses and doubts get the better of us. Don’t invest your emotions and energy solely in the outcome, as you spend all your time asking God “when”. Use the time to properly seek wisdom and understanding. If God said that you’re on the right track, even though He did not mention how long it was going to take, rest assured that it will come to pass.

Invest your time in seeking to remain in the Lord’s will and doing what He asks you to do. Take the focus away from yourself by praying for someone else, and keep your mind on God and not the timelines. If God said it, believe it.