This morning began with my dog crying…. I couldn’t figure out why he was crying, and no matter what I tried, he wouldn’t stop.
We live in a very small house, and so you can imagine the things I was doing and trying, to just get some quiet…. Yes, I was even considering ear plugs. Yes, I even considered going outside.
“God, can You help me? Why are You allowing this distraction? I’ve tried getting him to stop and there’s just nothing else I can do…don’t You know I am trying to enter into spending this time with You, Father? I’m just frustrated…”
After about an hour, my dog finally stopped crying and I was able to enter into my time with the Lord without the frustrating distraction…
After what seemed like such a “delay” I was finally able to enter into what I believe the Lord was wanting to show me today, what He was wanting to get something deep into my spirit. (I know because a lot of times it’s like as I finally “break open” and receive what God is wanting to plant in me, what He’s wanting to show me, the tears just begin to flow…)
…but what He showed me isn’t for me to write about on here today.
Through all of the things that happened this morning, I am realizing that even when something seems like a “delay” in life– whether it is because of things we’ve done, things we have neglected, or whether it is because of circumstances we have no control over…. we need not be worried or concerned, because God is capable of taking hold of the timing situation… and what if something seems like a “delay” to us, and perhaps it was God’s perfect timing all along?
If it’s a delay, He can fix it, He can redeem it… but it could very well be just God being perfectly “right on time” for a divine purpose.
What if we so desperately need something from the time of “waiting” –what if we so urgently need something from that time of “development” in the “dark” while waiting for the “light” to come?
He knows what we need.
Isaiah 64 TPT
“God, if only you would tear open the heavenly realm and come down!
How the mountains would tremble
in your awesome presence!
2 In the same way that fire sets kindling to blaze
and causes water to boil,
let the fire of your presence come down.
Reveal to your enemies your mighty name
and cause the nations to tremble before you!
3 When you did amazing wonders we didn’t expect,
you came down,
and mountains shuddered in your presence!
4 These amazing things had never been heard of before;
you did things never dreamed of!
No one perceived your greatness.
No eye has ever seen a God like you,
who intervenes for those
who wait and long for you!
5 Those who delight in doing what is right—
you go out to meet them with kindness.
They remember you and cherish your ways.
You showed your anger
when we sinned again and again,
yet we can be saved.”
God, no matter how things might seem, I trust Your timing. I trust You to lead me, help me to take just the right steps at just the right time. I will not be worried or concerned or on edge because I “feel” like I’m running behind…. help me to not “pace the floor” and help me not to run ahead anxiously– You hold time in Your hands, and I trust Your pace.