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August 27th, 2015

God’s Timing is Perfect

“For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end–it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay ‘Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.’” Habakkuk 2:3-4 (ESV)

Have there been times in your life where you wanted something to happen and you couldn’t figure out why it wouldn’t? God, why won’t you give me this job? God, why won’t you give me a husband or a wife? God, why don’t we have children? God, how long will my son or daughter run from You before they realize how pointless life is without You? God, how long will it take for my friends to get the gospel and come to a trusting faith in You?

We have all been there at some point in our life, asking why God’s timing isn’t our timing, and the prophet, Habakkuk, is no exception. The Lord spoke over Habakkuk a promise that His people would see defeat at the hands of the Chaldeans, otherwise known as the Babylonians. Habakkuk couldn’t believe it. Why would God allow this to happen? Why would he allow His own people to suffer? How long would He allow evil to have victory?

The Lord’s answer to Habakkuk regarding his questions is also our answer today. While we may not understand the timing of God, it is certainly no accident. In Habakkuk’s case, God had something He needed to teach His people to insure His plan. Habakkuk’s complaint of evil being victorious was simply nearsighted; God had a much bigger plan. God would vindicate His people and His name but in His timing once His purposes had been fulfilled. In the mean time, the Lord commanded Habakkuk, as a righteous man, to live by faith and trust in the goodness of God.

Whatever question you may have, trust in the goodness of God. The answer to your prayer might not be in the timing you would have preferred, but remember when it does come, its timing is God’s timing and His timing is always perfect.

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Mobilization Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Thursday, August 27th, 2015 at 1:00 am
Category Habakkuk, Sovereignty, Time.
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August 27th, 2012

God’s Timing is Perfect.

“For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end–it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay ‘Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.’” Habakkuk 2:3-4 (ESV)

Have there been times in your life where you wanted something to happen and you couldn’t figure out why it wouldn’t? God, why won’t you give me this job? God, why won’t you give me a husband or a wife? God, why don’t we have children? God, how long will my son or daughter run from You before they realize how pointless life is without You? God, how long will it take for my friends to get the gospel and come to a trusting faith in You?

We have all been there at some point in our life, asking why God’s timing isn’t our timing, and the prophet, Habakkuk, is no exception. The Lord spoke over Habakkuk a promise that His people would see defeat at the hands of the Chaldeans, otherwise known as the Babylonians. Habakkuk couldn’t believe it. Why would God allow this to happen? Why would he allow His own people to suffer? How long would He allow evil to have victory?

The Lord’s answer to Habakkuk regarding his questions is also our answer today. While we may not understand the timing of God, it is certainly no accident. In Habakkuk’s case, God had something He needed to teach His people to insure His plan. Habakkuk’s complaint of evil being victorious was simply nearsighted; God had a much bigger plan. God would vindicate His people and His name but in His timing once His purposes had been fulfilled. In the mean time, the Lord commanded Habakkuk, as a righteous man, to live by faith and trust in the goodness of God.

Whatever question you may have, trust in the goodness of God. The answer to your prayer might not be in the timing you would have preferred, but remember when it does come, its timing is God’s timing and His timing is always perfect.

Chronological Bible Reading Plan: (Day 232:  Habakkuk)

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Associate Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 1:00 am
Category Habakkuk, Sovereignty, Time.
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