His Timing

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“Lord, I don’t understand Your timing, but I trust Your will.”  Right now, these words are ones that have played over and over again in my mind.  With a costly home repair needed, a serious illness of a family member, sickly coughing children, and a young pet that has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, I’ve been a little overwhelmed with the timing of it all.  Not to mention, trying to work a job that involves making important decisions about other people’s families.

While running on the treadmill and “working out” all the things going on right now, I became convicted to the fact that I don’t need to understand His timing.  I don’t even need to understand His will in all of  this.  I just need to trust.  I need to trust that His timing is far greater than mine anyway, and His will in my life and the lives of those around me has greater depth than what I could ever come up with.  I am convinced that my timing would just mess everything up, or perhaps, I would never get anything done or make the immediate decisions that need to be made, if not feeling prompted by the Lord’s timing in all of it.

The photo seen in this post is the front side of a card that my church mailed to me over the weekend.  There’s always seems to be little reminders that arrive at just the right time to confirm His presence when traveling through difficult seasons in one’s life.  The timing of receiving this card is certainly something I don’t need to question.  After all, His timing is perfect.

Some people might say,”Why would God allow all of this to happen (especially at once)?” Sometimes I find myself asking the same thing.  I’m may not know why, but I do know that I am not capable of fully understanding the capacity of our Heavenly Father to work out all of the details.  I also feel Him resonating through out these experiences in life.

During this rather hectic and difficult time, I feel Him stronger than ever.  I hear Him more and more each day.  I yearn even greater to complete the tasks He set me on Earth to do.  I am not walking with my own strength, I’m running with His.

If you are going through some turmoil in your life with illness, family issues, finances, or all of the above at once, I encourage you to prayerfully silence the doubts and naysayers around you, and focus intently to the one true voice that provides peace and strength to make it through.

6 thoughts on “His Timing

  1. faithfulnibbles

    I needed this today. I am right there with you. Thank you for this post. It has been a great reminder today to encourage my walking in trust in His timing of all things. Amen!


    1. barrentoblessed

      You are welcome. To be honest, I debated posting it. I feared if it would come across in a wrong way. After stalling and searching my heart about it, I decided to post trusting that the Lord would use it to encourage someone else. Thank you for reading and I’m so glad it is encouraging to you!


      1. faithfulnibbles

        I love the way God uses His children to encourage others at just the right moment – particularly at those time when life is overwhelming. I used to think when I was younger that went I was older life would calm down. Boy was I fooled. 🙂 Wisdom of age has taught me that there are always to paths running side by side in our lives — struggles and blessings — I try to focus on the blessings but occasionally the struggles will pull me in. 🙂 Praying for you my ‘cyber’ sister. Have a blessed day.


  2. Stephanie Pope

    I love reading you blogs! I had forgotten to look you up after that day we met on the field trip to the farm and was reminded when we ran into each other again. You are truly an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.


  3. wordprocessor

    Amen! Running my race only by the grace of God and strength He provides each day, each step of the way. Blessings to you as you run with and toward Jesus! He is faithful. We can trust Him! Thanks for this.


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