Trust in His Perfect Timing

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Reading now in Genesis 16, Abraham and his wife Sarah were both getting up in age and they felt like their child bearing years had passed so to build a family, Sarah told Abraham to sleep with her maidservant named Hagar. After Hagar became pregnant, Sarah despised Hagar (v. 4).

When we are impatient and try to rush God, the usual results are disappointment. We live in a society of impatience. We want things now and with technology today we have come to expect immediate satisfaction. We can get the latest and greatest with a few clicks of a mouse. The products bought on the Internet can be shipped in a matter of days.

But in God’s timing, things have a way to work out best. Unfortunately, children want to rush into adulthood much earlier nowadays. Pre-Marital sex is a big problem today. To fit in, young people feel they have to do what everyone else is doing. It is only when we get older that we realize that being different from everyone else pays off. People that are unique and can do what no one else can do are the ones that get paid the most because they have something that no one else has.

Our actions affect future generations. If we want things now, then future generations speed things up and want it now. It’s so important for us to get across to future generations the benefits of patience. The world tells us that God is not real. That it’s not worth waiting or worth our time to pray; to have Him in our thoughts but past history tells us that with God, all things work out.

This day with You Lord, may we continue to put our attention on You first; consult with You in prayer so we are making the right decisions, are at the right place, and doing the right things at the right time.

Lord, the world tells me You are not real but as I get to the end of each day; taking walks and feeling the fresh breeze hitting my face and hearing the sounds of night that sooths my soul, I know the world is telling a lie and the ONE who created the breeze and unique music of the night is telling me the truth.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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3 Responses to Trust in His Perfect Timing

  1. estherjoy says:

    Amen. God speaks truth to us all around what He’s made. Yes, to live a life that surrenders to the eternal, rather than demanding the now.

    • Mark Shields says:

      Thanks for reading and your inspiring response. I agree … surrendering to the eternal makes more sense than demanding the now. This day with God, let us be patient and put our total focus on His guidance.

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