Lord’s Timing // Moments with Maker Devotional Week #9

Moments with Maker Devotional Week #9

2The Lord’s Timing

“This vision for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.” – Habakkuk 2:3

Even though this verse was about the prophet Habakkuk writing down what the Lord said to Israel, it still applies to our time.

God is eternal.

His Word applies throughout:

  • all eternity
  • all races
  • all generations

“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking and training in righteousness.” – II Timothy 3:16

When God speaks a word to you through the Bible, it will come to pass.

If the Lord has whispered a dream or specific word for you, then know it is in God’s timing when it occurs. I have found that sometimes the fulfillment of God’s promises comes quick, but many times when He gives me a word it is a promise of what is to come. His timing is in His time not mine. He is the perfecter of my faith and I need to surrender and trust Him during the waiting.

During the {WAITING} we have a choice to do one of two things:

     1. Grow in faith

         OR

     2. Wilt away in doubt and disappointment

Will we {GROW} in FAITH and TRUST the One who spoke that word into existence?

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A great example in the Bible of a person who believed in God’s timing was Abraham, the Father of Israel. God told Abraham that he would have a son when he was seventy-five years old. And then it took 25 years for God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah to be fulfilled in having a son (see Genesis 17).

Talk about waiting for the Lord’s timing. Abraham’s faith was not perfect, but God himself said Abraham was faithful. Genesis 15:6 says, 

“And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.”

Why was Abraham counted as being so faithful?

Because he trusted and waited for the Lord’s timing. He believed in the promises of God despite all the odds against him and his wife Sarah. He was old. She was old. She was barren (so she thought). Several times they took control of the situation and created a bigger mess. Have you ever done that? Have you ever tried to MAKE God’s promise become fulfilled? I know I have and let me help those who haven’t done that. Stop….please stop now! Wait on God for His PERFECT timing!

God is in the business making miracles and the longer the waiting time- the bigger the miracle. 

So, let us look to the Lord when we are waiting for God’s word to come to pass. 

Do not allow doubt, fear or lies from the enemy creep in. It can be very easy to allow your heart and mind to waver during the waiting. God’s word is true and His word is good.

Be encouraged dear friend, no matter how many years it takes for the promise of God to be fulfilled in your life, it will happen.

Not because of our faithfulness, but because God is faithful.

Stay strong friend and guard against doubt. Trust The LORD in all your ways while you WAIT for His timing.

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If you missed any of the previous weeks of Moments with Maker Devotionals, you can find them here:

  • Holding Onto What? // Week #1 – here

  • Take Your Land // Week #2 – here

  • Tears in a Bottle // Week #3  – here

  • A Love Story // Week #4 – here 

  • Heart of Stone // Week #5 – here

  • God’s Love Will Never Let You Go  // Week #6 – here

  • The Good Shepherd  // Week #7 – here

  • The One  // Week #8 – here

**Moments with Maker is a weekly devotional blog series from my Moments with Maker Devotional book I am preparing to publish – 365 Daily Devotionals. I will be sharing 52 devotionals with you throughout the year to encourage, build up, edify and draw you closer to the Maker of your soul.

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9 comments

    • devotedtomaker says:

      Don’t you just love how God does that for us. He loves you so much that when you seek Him, you find Him! God is good…thanks for sharing your thoughts!!! So glad you stopped by! Many Blessings!

  1. Horace Williams Jr says:

    Johanna. I just love this post! I am definitely a fan of your devotionals. Waiting on God is so difficult at times because like you mention from scripture;His time is not our time. I believe that is so hard for believers to wrap our heads around. It really forces us to trust Him regardless of the circumstance. I love how the photos tie in too. You really are conveying what is in your heart. I will look forward to the book when it comes out! Thank you again for sharing on Grace and Truth. May God bless you and yours!

    • devotedtomaker says:

      I am so glad you stopped by Whitney…isn;t God so good to give us a timely WORD when we need it! So thankful the Lord spoke to your heart today. I am praying for peace in the midst of waiting over you tonight 🙂

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