Saturday, February 2, 2008

God's Timing

God's perfect timing. I think about this topic VERY often, reminding myself that His ways are not our ways. I also remind myself that God's plan for my life is for good and not for harm. When I think about some of the plans I've had for myself over the years, and I'm so glad that God intervened. I'm thankful for the times I prayed and He said "no" or "wait". I'm so glad that I can know God as a caring father and faithful friend! Remember, God always answers prayer. Sometimes His answer is not the one we want, but it is always for the best.

Here are a few scriptures to encourage you about God's plan and perfect timing.

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. Jeremiah 29:11 (Amplified Bible)A man's mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure. Proverbs 16:9

Selections from Psalm 139
O LORD, you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me. For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother's womb. I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret [and] intricately and curiously wrought [as if embroidered with various colors] in the depths of the earth [a region of darkness and mystery]. Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them. Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God's will. We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. Romans 8:27-28

Maybe you're like me, wondering what the next step of God's plan for your life is. I am waiting on Him, praying for His leading and direction for every step. Keep trusting in Him and following His leading!

"I WAITED patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry". Psalm 40:1

Have a great week!!! - Dina