The importance of time when it comes to some decisions milestone in life is one thing we cannot underestimate. We know what a millisecond means to a runner or to a person who is being rushed to hospital. We appreciate when things happen at the proper time and we feel vulnerable when something is beyond what we can plan for. Timing is one of the major frustrations we face when it comes to prayer and trusting God. The Scriptures gives the account of prophet Habakkuk who found himself asking God questions about timing. “Lord, how long will I pray and you will not hear?” He felt frustrated at the silence of God and apparent lack of interest. God responded to the prophet and told him He had heard his prayers and was waiting for an appointed time to act! Just like in Habakkuk situation, the truth of the matter is that God is interested no matter how simple our prayers may seem. We may feel as if God is not conscious when it comes to time. God is never in a hurry when we are in a hurry and we cannot time him or give him an appointment. We must pray, believe and leave everything in his hands. Praying involves faith and a firm assurance that we are not just making noice or speaking to ourselves but that our pleas will go to an unseen God who hears and answers prayer. Faith in the God who answers prayers must extend to his timing as well. Our views will always be narrow and informed by where we are. God can see the end from the beginning and cares about the interest of all parties that may be touched by your prayers. He sees the end from the beginning. He sees the whole forest when we only focus on a single tree. Where are you feeling frustrated at the silence of God? Are you in a situation where you are wondering for how long you’ll wait ? Be sure God is aware of your prayers and not ignoring you. The matter is receiving his attention and is scheduled waiting for an appointed time. If you can trust God to do it, you can also trust his timing! He is concerned and he is involved in the matter and at his time He will do it!
“Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24 NIV
Last modified: June 12, 2020