God’s timing is perfect. The Bible tells us we do not and cannot understand God’s perfect timing, but we do know the things He does are done at just the right time. And if we lean on Him and wait on Him, He’ll inspire us, and guide us, and use us to do His perfect will.
Have you had an experience where God led you to do something, you did it obediently, and found out later God was really working through you? You knew without a doubt it was God’s doing. Maybe you sent a card, a note or text, a prayer, or maybe you called someone. It was something God nudged you to do and after you did it, He showed you it was from His will, His purpose, His control, and you feel so blessed that you had been obedient.
When our daughter was a very little girl, she needed a dresser and we were broke, living penny to penny. We only had $70.00 to spend in our checking account for food and necessities until the next paycheck. On that Saturday, and we went to the local indoor flea market for entertainment and to get out of the house. We had no plans to buy anything. We had no money. But there it was, the perfect dresser for our daughter! It was tall and white which is the color I wanted for her. And it was $70.00! All the money we had to spend in our account. I was excited but my husband was frantic! “No, we couldn’t spend all we had on a dresser.” I told him we had to have faith in God. Reluctantly, he let me buy it. When we got home my husband got the mail. And in the mail was an unexpected check from his business. Guess for how much? Yes! $70.00!
We had to realize only God could have worked this out so perfectly and then we had to be thankful. We have to learn to listen, hear, accept, and wait on our Lord more each day like we did that day. And then we have to be grateful that He’s always listening, hearing, accepting our pleas, and ready to act at just the right time.
God’s timing has always been perfect. In Habakkuk 2:2-3, God reassures His servant, Habakkuk, that He has an appointed time for everything, especially for the salvation and rescue of His people.
Habakkuk recalls God’s words in these verses,
“And the Lord answered me:
“Write the vision;
make it plain on tablets,
so he may run who reads it.
For still the vision awaits its appointed time;
it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it;
it will surely come; it will not delay.”
These words are reassurance for us too. And our God is faithful. No matter what we go through, He is with us with the perfect outcome, if we wait and rely on Him.
There are no pictures of the old white dresser that we used to have, only memories. And the story of how God came through for us at just the right time.