Friday, February 05, 2010

This Week's WORD

Therefore Jesus told them, "The right time for me has not yet come; for you any time is right...You go to the Feast. I am not yet going up to this Feast, because for me the right time has not yet come."

John 7:6&8

References to God's perfect timing always stand out to me.
Maybe because I am so prone to dislike waiting. Even when I know His timing is perfect.
And in God's perfect timing, He had me reading about His timing again this week. Funny how He works things out that way!

So, my question for you as we head into this weekend - Is there something for which you are waiting? Is the waiting difficult for you?
May you find peace in the knowledge that God knows what He's doing. He is not wasting your time. In fact, He's working all things together for good - as He knows they should be.
Rest in that hope today.

See you back here Monday. (Power cord arrived, and I trust there will be time this weekend to record a devotion for you. *grin*)

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Congratulations to Angie - winner of my Finding Joy giveaway!


Karen

13 comments:

gianna said...

nothingness doesn't happen with God. There is always a reason why we don't get what we want right away, right?

km said...

A friend shared with me that God is NEVER late, but He rarely shows up EARLY. Funny how thing look when we're using our own timeframe as the standard. I do KNOW that God will provide a job for my husband. It is however, getting harder to wait *patiently*.

O Mom said...

Yes, waiting is so hard. But I do know that God ses all and I only see a little tiny portion of what's going on, so I trust Him. Completely.
Sometimes though I do just wish he'd let me in on the WHY of my waiting. :)

luvmy4sons said...

So glad to see ya back. Waiting? Hmmm...on LOTS of things! It seems I am always waiting! LOL! Right now doing some work in me...getting back to higher ground. Slipped a little. Waiting on that wonderful feeling of the reset...climbing up the hill at present! But I see the summit! Hugs! It is snowing cats and dogs here! Wow!

Irritable Mother said...

Gianna - Always. And it's always a good reason!

KM - So many times, I wish God operated on MY schedule. But His is always best, amen?
Praying for you and your hubby!

O Mom - I hear you. But if we knew the WHY, there would be no need for us to TRUST. And I think it delights God's heart when we trust Him. *sigh*

Leslie - I often think of you when I think of waiting. Cuz I know you have been faithful there - so many times. Thanks for your example to me. Love you!!!

Amanda said...

Hum... many things I am waiting on. My problem is actually following through on waiting. I am so impatient!

How are you?

SOOO... I was going to sit and write out that thing for you and your blog and I sorta cant find the one you sent me in my Word program. I cant figure out what I saved it under!! (ahhh!!)

Can you send it to me again?

Then I promise to work on it this weekend. ;)

Blessings!
Amanda

Irritable Mother said...

Amanda - Following through on waiting. I like that concept! Maybe cuz it sounds active, and I am so much more prone to act than to sit. *grin*
I re-sent the post. Soooo looking forward to our interview!

Anonymous said...

thanks for this . . . i really needed this today. i'm still struggling with my son's happiness (or lack thereof) his cynicism and his lack of hope. i know God is working in him even if i don't see a change right away, but it is really hard to see him in pain and not be able to do anything for him (except pray, been doing a lot of that)
God Bless You Karen!!!
~mommyshaw3 (Julia)

The Voogts said...

Just what I needed to read today! I have to remind myself daily that God is the planner, not me :P

Irritable Mother said...

Julia - If we ever meet face-to-face, I think we could spend our entire time together discussing our sons, our prayers for them, and the agony of watching and waiting. But I guess we should rather spend the time thanking God for His graciousness toward us and His perfect timing. HE knows what He's doing with these boys, amen?

Mary - Just what you needed today, eh? See? His timing IS perfect! *grin*

gianna said...

Karen,
thank you for your prayer for Dash. thank you for your faith in Jesus. it's not that I don't trust Jesus right now, it's more like I am just uneasy and kind of sad.
Thank you so much for being an instrument of Jesus as He uses you as a salve for my heart.
I love you and you have been such a joy and encouragement to me as I'm getting to know you!

Irritable Mother said...

Gianna - You are so welcome! It is my joy to come before the LORD on your behalf. Gotcha covered for Tuesday AM!

Cee Tindall said...

I'm a little behind in my cybersurfing this month, so please forgive the tardiness of my comment.

- I understand waiting for my sons to come back to the Lord and will pray for all you moms with sons. I feel your heart pain.

- I also am waiting for the Lord to answer prayer in healing me from an auto immune disorder that has as yet gone undiagnosed. At times I feel the hours are rusty, creaking and groaning as they slowly tab by when I'm praying like crazy for relief from pain and illness that has no rhyme or reason.

Thank you for helping me see that others too, are waiting for things ... In HIS timing, it will always work...

God's Blessings on you and all who read your anointed posts!