(Nehemiah 2:1-3)…We find Nehemiah waiting patiently for God’s perfect timing. Do we do that? Over the last year and a half I’ve seen God’s perfect timing play out in my own life. The changes that God brought into my life happened rather quickly, but at the same time I had many moments that I needed to rely on Him. The scariest thing had to be moving without a job. I trusted that God had a job all ready for me. And He did.
The next thing that I had to trust God for was how He was going to work out my relationship with Vanessa. I didn’t know 100% where God was going to lead us. Over the course of 6 or so months He lead us to deciding to get married. Now that we’re married we still need to trust Him each day to guide us in our marriage, but also guide our lives to be what He intends.
None of us knows the plans God has for us, but we do have the promise of His plans. That’s where are faith comes in, trusting God will reveal His plans to us when we are ready.
(1 Samuel 1:7-8)…In the beginning of 1 Samuel we find that Samuel’s mother, Hannah, is unable to have children. What made matters worse is that on of the concubine’s never let up in reminding her that she couldn’t have children. This went on for many years, and Hannah did the only thing she could, she went to God in worship and prayer. In the end God blessed her tremendously because she didn’t give up on God.
Many times we present our needs to God with the idea that He must deliver on our request immediately. That isn’t how God works, He’s not some genie in a bottle, that we can just call on when the need arises, and poof it’s taken care of. God has a master plan for all things, and He wants to know that we have the faith to trust in His plan and His timing. Everything will work out in the end according to His plan, we need only to be patient and have continued faith that He’s got it all under control.
If problems arise, or even continue to happen over-and-over again, we are called to faith. That is the faith that I desire.