His Time

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time.

By nature I’m an impatient person. I am always ready to go. I tell Peggy that I’ve spent half our married life waiting on her. When a pizza is delivered, I don’t want to wait for it to cool down. Microwave ovens seem slow to me.

In the same way, many of us grow impatient with God. The Bible says, “He has made everything beautiful in its time”. If we rush things, we can ruin them. We can destroy what God is doing.

Some have said, “Lord, I want to be used by You. When are You going to open the door of ministry for me?” Others ask, “When am I going to get married?”

Or, we may see someone who seems to be getting away with sin. We know what they’re doing is wrong. We say, “Lord, how long are You going to let them get away with that?” We can look at the state of our world and say, “Lord, when are You going to come back and establish Your kingdom?”

We have to wait. The Lord says to us, “Be patient, because in My time I will make all things beautiful.”

We can grow impatient with God and in our impatience we can sometimes take things into our own hands and make a mess out of things. If you don’t believe that, just read the story of Jacob. If things didn’t go his way, he offered God a little assistance. The Lord wanted to bless him and give him a birthright. But through conniving, he made a mess out of his life and he came to regret what he had done.

We need to wait on the Lord. His timing is a critical part of His will. He doesn’t ask for us to understand. He just asks for us to trust.


David Ball