Thursday, November 15, 2007

In His Time

Last February I was scheduled to speak for a MOPS group on the west side of the state. When I was about 15 miles away from the church I found out there was a "snow day" in the city and MOPS had been cancelled. You can read my post from that day to get the full spectrum of my thoughts, but one thing I wondered was whether the timing wasn't right. I considered the possibility there may be a mom who needed to hear my talk but wouldn't have been present that day. Or, maybe God knew someone was going to be at the right place in their life to hear my message at a future time, and He was rearranging the schedule to what He knew was best.
Ultimately, I was choosing to trust God's perfect timing.

A couple of months ago I rescheduled with that group for today, and this time there was no snow. This morning God showed me once again - He knows what He is doing.
Before the meeting began, I gathered with the Mentor Moms for prayer and we asked God to reach out to the hearts of the moms present. As I was speaking I could tell He was touching to them. (Red noses and wet cheeks are always a good indication of that connection!) But after the meeting I believe I met the woman for whom God had rescheduled things. She walked up to me and simply said, "I have had a really bad two weeks," and she let her tears flow. I prayed for her and we hugged. As we talked, I silently thanked God for working things out so this young mom could be encouraged today, after her very difficult couple of weeks.

Very often I feel like I don't know why God does the things He does. I wish I knew, but mostly I just have to trust. Today I believe He let me in on the secret, and I couldn't be happier.
If you are going through something right now which is causing you to wonder, God, do You really know what You're doing? I hope you will find encouragement from my experience with this MOPS group. He does know what He is doing, my friend. Just trust in Him.

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StaceyStace said...

Patience is not a strong point for me, but I know that His timing is best. I agree with you - it is a matter of trust, because I can count on not being able to figure it out!

kreed said...

I think it is great that you get a lot of confirmation that the timing is right and you are touching lives through Him. I just have to remember that the timing is right in my world,too, even if I am not always paying enough attention to realize it!

Karen said...

What a fabulous testimony! I am reading a Joyce Meyer book at the moment "I Dare you", she talks about timing, the times she is stuck in traffic, maybe an accident has been missed? The times plans change - what has God got in mind? Just that whole thing of trusting and keeping a good attitude and seeing God in those places.

KarenW said...

I often question God's timing but I know His way is always best. Still learning to trust. Thanks for sharing your story.

Jenileigh said...

This is so true. I am so glad that the Lord gave you confirmation. I love it when He reveals Himself to us. I love the times we simply have to trust too but the confirmation brings a special delight, don't you think?

If you get a chance would you stop by and help me in praying for a dear friend? Thanks

freetofly said...

What a great testimony! You were particularly on my heart last night for prayer!

God bless!

P.S. there really is no greater joy is there? Than that feeling of being in the "sweet spot!"?