The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

God’s timing is always perfect. Have you ever wrestled with God’s timing? As people, we are often impatient and want God to move quickly or answer our prayers in the way we desire. The Lord sees the big picture, like a sailor in the crow’s nest, and makes the best decisions even if we don’t understand.

We prayed for healing for a small child in our church, but He chose to heal her in heaven instead. We don’t always understand what God is doing in His way and timing. God placed us on this earth at the right time to accomplish His will. We did not choose when to be born, to whom, or where, but God did. Nor did we develop a plan for our life, but God took care of this, also. God is working out His perfect plan in your life at the right time and place.

Jesus’ Life and Ministry Happened in God’s Timing

Perhaps you are waiting on the Lord’s timing today, and He is calling you to trust Him. Think of all the people in the Old Testament era who anticipated the coming of the Messiah. They hoped He would come in their lifetime. Yet, the Lord came just at the right time.

Galatians 4:But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. [1]

The world was spiritually dark when Jesus came as the Light of the World. He is the light that shines in the darkness. During Jesus’ ministry, they wanted to kill Him, but it wasn’t the right time or place. John 7: 30 Then, the leaders tried to arrest Jesus; but no one laid a hand on him because his time had not yet come. [2]

Jesus’ Time for the Cross Has Come

Jesus’s three years of ministry were closing as He took the disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. Jesus knew it was now God’s timing for Him to die on the cross for our sins. He would do this in the Passover season. As Jesus began His ministry, John the Baptist called Him the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Now He will fulfill that prophetic word.

Mark 14:41 When he returned to them the third time, he said, “Go ahead and sleep. Have your rest. But no—the time has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. [3]  Jesus’s time to go on the cross and die for our sins and rise on the third day was about to fulfill the Lord’s perfect timing. His death and resurrection would be the most critical time in human history. The Lord’s timing affects each of us tremendously. This allows His will to be done through our lives.

To hear more about God’s timing, listen here:

[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Ga 4:4–5). (2016). Crossway Bibles.

[2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Jn 7:30). Tyndale House Publishers.

[3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Mk 14:41). Tyndale House Publishers.

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