In His Perfect Timing

In His Perfect Timing

There have been days in my life when I desired something greatly, and I prayed for it fervently, but that blessing was never meant to come my way.

There are days when I would simply love to share a certain blog post, but the time is not quite right.

There are circumstances where I desired to pray in accordance with His will, trusting that He would provide, but His provision is almost never exactly how I picture it.

His blessings and His grace are far greater than I can fathom.

Hey there, and happy Friday to you! I hope you’re doing well. 🙂 Today’s post is a positive reflection on some of the things that have recently been going on in my life, the things that have been filling my mind and have been on my heart. It has recently become the trend on my blog to write a post on what I have been dwelling on, which is wonderful because that means 100% of my posts are relevant and current, haha, which I absolutely love! I was thinking through what I could possibly write about today, and this was the idea that stuck with me – the Lord’s perfect timing.

This is one of the topics which I’ve spent good, long hours pondering and willing myself to accept. It is what has led my life to become the beautiful masterpiece that it is – if I could only step back and take in the big picture.

His timing and His ways are not like mine in any way. It says this in His Word (Isaiah 55:8-9, for example), and I wholeheartedly believe it. However, that truth is hard to accept when I’m in a situation that challenges me to grow in faith and patience, for that is the true test of my faith in Him.

Sure, I am absolutely able to trust that He is taking care of me, my family, and our whole situation when things are going well. It’s easy to say that I have faith in the One Who is clearly loving us and showering His blessings upon us. But what happens when something happens that scares me, or shakes my beliefs and challenges me spiritually? Can I trust in Him then?

It entirely depends on the situation.

Sometimes, I can see that something is definitely not His will, and while I find myself unhappy with that in some cases, it isn’t the end of the world. Nothing is at stake – just my happiness. xD I struggle more when I’m certain He desires something for us, and then it doesn’t come. Then I have a hard time believing He would allow (or not allow) that for us, and it scares me sometimes.

There are verses in the Bible that remind me of His faithfulness, and it brings me peace to turn to them in times of need.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31

“The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” – Lamentations 3:25-26

There have been many times in my life when I desired something, but it was His will to wait.

Even when I can’t see it, there are beautiful reasons why this happens, why that doesn’t happen, or that other thing doesn’t happen for a while. It’s for my protection, my happiness, and my walk with Him.

Even in the times when He asks me to wait on something simply for the purpose of strengthening my faith, it is all for a good cause. I desire to meditate upon this for the rest of my life. ❤

Thank you so much for reading! I hope that this could be a blessing to you. 🙂 Let me know in the comments below:

What is the Lord bringing YOU through?

— Maggie

30 thoughts on “In His Perfect Timing

  1. Very true and well expressed girl! I believe everything you said. Sometimes I get disappointed that some people dont stay in my life or certain situations are not what I expected but i know that HE will give me everything I’m looking for at the right place and time. Even if its not now, def sometime soon 🙂 It’s always good when you dont get sometime or something doesnt happen the way you want it to because HE has much better things in store for us at a specific time and we just have to be patient and be faithful! Great post girl ❤

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    1. Aww thanks, girlie! xx Yes! There are times when things don’t turn out as we had expected or hoped for, but that is often because there is something so much greater in store for us! ❤ Amen to that! Thank you so much for reading. xx

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  2. Maggie, I love this direction you are taking with your blog. Not that your previous posts aren’t amazing 🙂 I just feel in these posts you definitely get a better sense of your spirit, your eagerness, and your willingness to follow Christ, while opening up about it.

    And you hit the nail on the head about when our faith is shaken.

    Faith really isn’t much until hard times because it is easy to trust in God when we are comfortable, that’s when we feel we have the most control anyways. It’s when we don’t have control, and truthfully have to focus on God and see where our relationship is with Him. Keep writing what is on your heart, girlie! 🙂

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    1. Oh, thank you for saying so ❤ I have truly been blessed by the posts I've been sharing recently! I'm glad you're enjoying them, too.

      That is very true, and hard to really understand until we go through something that makes us think through our faith. Yes, definitely 🙂 Thank you so much.

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  3. This is such a great post, Maggie and thanks for being honest with us. In your post, I like when you said, “But what happens when something happens that scares me, or shakes my beliefs and challenges me spiritually? Can I trust in Him then?”

    I think that is something that I have a hard time with and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. Trusting in God even when it seems that it takes forever is realky just a way to strengthen our faith in Him and who it allows us time to reconcile who He is to us.

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it! Yes, I struggle with that a lot of the time, but those situations have really strengthened my faith now. At the time, they’re difficult, but in His strength, I make it through. 🙂 Yes, definitely.

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