Timing is Everything
“Timing is everything.” That’s a familiar phrase. Great advice for a stand up comic, and the difference between life and death for a trapeze artist. But when it comes to answered prayer, God’s timing is also everything.
In Jeremiah 29, God sends a word to His people taken captive by the Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar. He tells them to build houses, plant gardens, take wives, and have kids and grandkids. In other words, “get comfy; you are going to be here a while.” They were, in fact, there for 70 years.
If you’ve ever had to wait for an answered prayer, you understand the pressure of patience. Be encouraged, there is an allotted time for every test. And in the end, God shall visit you and keep His good promise to you just as He promised.
If you feel you’re in a holding pattern, why not do as God instructed Israel? Don’t shrink; grow while you wait. Multiply, build; bring the blessing to everything and everyone around you. Before you know it God’s word will be manifested: “I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home.” Jer 29:10 Msg
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