His Timing

February 17, 2014



Being a Christian it's easy for me to lean on the Lord in times of hurt and despair as well as during my daily routine to thank Him for our many life blessings and every once in a while, a verse pops up at the exact moment I need it and I think "wow, this is perfect." It was a few months ago I came across Proverbs 16:9 and I thought it had really resonated with me and my heart at that moment. Fast forward 4 months and yesterday during service, it knocked me right in the face.


I've been a planner and have in my heart everything that needs to be accomplished and built and created and when it doesn't happen instantaneously I become discouraged, hurt, forgotten...etc. But it hit me yesterday, this isn't about my plan. God has His own plan and I need to be patient with that and trust in His timing. I need to stand firm on His word and know that when He wants to present this huge blessing we've been praying for, He will present it. Coming to this realization wasn't easy but it's much easier when my husband has been holding my hand all along praying with me and for me to understand this and to let go of my worries and fears and let God work in our home and hearts. It's surprisingly refreshing waking up today knowing that I'm in that place. I trust Him and I know things will happen when He's ready for them to.

16 comments

  1. Love that computer background! So cute. You are so, so, SO right! Thank you for this!!

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  2. I love this! Please let us get this as a freebie! :)

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  3. was just praying for this flat on my face last night

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  4. This is amazing Aubrey. I would love to heave that verse on my background of my phone. I too am a planner and it has taken me a while to realize there are bigger plans than the ones I make for myself.

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  5. Thank you for those encouraging words and sharing the scripture with us. I needed to hear that today. I've been trying my best to plan as much as can and be organized and sometimes when I think I can just do it all on my own, God stops me and reminds me he's steering this vehicle, not me. He also reminds me that there are times that I just need to sit, wait and be patient. Maybe "this" and "that" are not for me because he has something "else" in store, something much better, better than I can even imagine. Times have been tough, but I'm happy you shared that. It's a nice reminder for me. Thank you! God bless you my sister!

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  6. Very encouraging to me also. Right now we are worried my husband is going to lose his job because of the military cuts and I'm trying to trust that there's a plan and everything will be just fine, but WOW, it can be scary sometimes! <3

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  7. You could not have been speaking to me more here. We have been house hunting since last May, and thought we had a couple of breaks, only to find out that wasn't the case. I have a VERY hard time of letting go of control, and I have always been completely honest about this, but sometimes you just need that smack in the face to put it all back in to perspective for ya. Thanks for the "smack", I needed that today. :)

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  8. I totally feel the same way. And I posted something similar a few weeks ago, so this makes my heart smile! (I'm not the only one!) These past few years have really opened my eyes. There have been so many times when I've wished for something and prayed for something, and it never happened. Yet, for oh-so many people around me it was happening. And then, just like He works, I find this quote
    "Although His time is not always our time, we can be sure that the Lord keeps His promises."
    Our God is great! (:
    <3 you girl! Keep it up!

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  9. Very true. I always struggle with God's timing. If it was my way things would be different NOW or a few years ago! Thank you for the reminder to rest in him and his time.

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  10. I get discouraged easily when my plans dont go the way i have mapped them out. I am a total control freak. Sometimes putting faith in God is all i can do though. It certainly changes my attitude when i spend a little time praying.

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  11. Love this, and it's so hard to remember sometimes! We had a hard time getting pregnant and it was REALLY difficult…..but now, in hindsight…..I can see how our daughter came at the PERFECT time. My husband was able to do things career wise first that wouldn't have happened, and I was emotionally way more ready!

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  12. And just as the timing was perfect for you, it was perfect for me today in what I am experiencing. Thank you for being brave enough to share.

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  13. Praying for you! I love seeing your exposed heart in this post!

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  14. Isn't it just like God to do that just when we need it? I've been in the midst of the waiting game and can't seem to SEE God working but know that He IS. HE does not sleep or rest so that we can. Sister, that blessing is certainly coming!

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  15. Love this verse, thank you!

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