In His Time
In His time, in His time,
He makes all things beautiful, in His time,
Lord, please show me everyday,
As You’re teaching me Your way,
That You do just what You say, in Your time.
In Your time, in Your time,
You make all things beautiful, in Your time.
Lord, my life to Your I bring,
May each song I have to sing,
Be to You a lovely thing, in Your time. Maranatha Music
We sang this song in church on Sunday. It has always been a favorite of mine. As I sang the words this past weekend, I began to remember the times when God’s timing wasn’t exactly mine.
Frequently we pray and ask for answers. Most of us expect the answers right away. The microwave generation, you put in something, and instantly we have hot food. God isn’t like that. I know. I still have prayers from years ago that I am waiting for answers. Do I hold that against my Creator? No. He is a loving Father.
As children, how often did we ask our Dad (or parents) for something and we would hear, ‘in a minute’ or ‘wait’ or ‘no’. We didn’t love them any less, although the disappointment or frustration was there for us. The same is true with God. His wait, or no does not mean He does not love us.
I often have to remind myself that God’s timing is not mine. I have three clocks very close to one another in my kitchen. There is the stove clock which is directly beneath the microwave clock and on the counter beside the two is my coffee maker clock. All three clocks have different times on them. I know, it drives my husband crazy. I try setting them together, but for some reason either the stove clock or the microwave get out of sync. The coffee maker is on it’s last legs, so sometimes it is an hour ahead or two hours behind (but it still makes great coffee). I look at the differences of the time and laugh that they are each in a different time zone. It’s been a standard phrase throughout the house. Each room is a time zone to itself.
Likewise, how God views time is not how we view time. His time is perfect, unlike my kitchen. His soon, or in a minute does not necessarily mean an actual minute. II Peter 3:8, “But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.” (NLT)
So, if a day is like a thousand years, we really have no concept of how God’s timing works. All we can do, as we did as children with our parents is Wait.
He makes all things beautiful, IN HIS TIME.