I was led to this message to reflect on and one that many of us can truly relate to in the journey God has us on. All of us are waiting for a prayer to be answer, it can be like myself for the spouse that God has promised me and I am waiting for confirmation now or maybe it’s a myriad of other things. Just remember God causes things to happen at exactly the right time He knows what is best and when it’s best for us to receive it! Our job is not to figure out when, but to make up our mind that we won’t give up until we cross the finish line and are living in the radical, outrageous blessings of God! The more we trust Jesus and keep your eyes focused on Him, the more life we’ll have. Trusting God brings life. Believing brings rest. So stop trying to figure everything out, and let God be God in your life. We all want good things to happen in our lives, but too often we want it now…not later. When it doesn’t happen that way, we are tempted to ask, “When, God, When?” Most of us need to grow in the area of trusting God instead of focusing on the “when” question. If you’re missing joy and peace, you’re not trusting God. If your mind feels worn out all the time, you’re not trusting God. The tendency to want to know about everything that’s going on can be detrimental to your Christian walk. Sometimes knowing everything can be uncomfortable and can even hurt you. I spent a large part of my early walk being impatient, frustrated and disappointed because there were things I didn’t know. God had to teach me to leave things alone and quit feeling that I needed to know everything. I finally learned to trust the One who knows all things and accept that some questions may never be answered. We prove that we trust God when we refuse to worry.
God wants us to live by discernment— revelation knowledge, not head knowledge. It’s difficult to exercise discernment if you’re always trying to figure out everything. But when you’re willing to say, “God, I can’t figure this out, so I’m going to trust You to give me revelation that will set me free,” then you can be comfortable in spite of not knowing. Trusting God often requires not knowing how God is going to accomplish what needs to be done and not knowing when He will do it. We often say God is never late, but generally He isn’t early either. Why? Because He uses times of waiting to stretch our faith in Him and to bring about change and growth in our lives.
Are you tired of waiting for harvest time in your life? Are you frustrated, crying out, “When, God, When?” Then you need to understand that God’s timing is often a mystery. He doesn’t do things on our timetable. Yet His Word promises that He will not be late, not one single day.