*The time came for the baby to be born. Luke 2:6 NIV*
John Walker writes: "We manage, waste, spend and save time. We wish it would come. We wish it would pass. We see it fly and we feel it drag. We watch clocks and carry calendars, creating the illusion that somehow we control it. God controls time. Do you think He was surprised that 'while they were there, the time came for the baby to be born?' We're surprised by unexpected developments. God's never surprised, even by the most disastrous turn of events.
"How would your faith be if you knew God wasn't surprised by your circumstances and is working towards a holy and healthy conclusion? George Mueller once waited on the dock for a special chair to be delivered because he had a bad back and needed it for his ocean voyage. When departure time came and it still hadn't arrived his friends offered to buy him one, but Mueller said, 'Either God will provide or give me grace to do without.' Then, just like a Hollywood ending, the chair arrived, right on time! How would you act, think, and live differently if you were absolutely certain God was at the end of your deadline. Even if there were only seconds left?
The Bible says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Hebrews 13:8 NLT). Time doesn't diminish His love or His power to work within your life. He was there in the past, He's here now, and He will be there in your future. A thousand years are like a few hours to Him. He's interested in bringing you into eternity, not just getting you through until the weekend."
When you see it like that, it changes the big picture, doesn't it?
Ecc 3:11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time:
Isa 60:22 I the LORD will hasten it in his time.
If you are going thru hard times, remember - He's always on time. He's never late by a second nor a second early. DELAY is not the DENIAL. He'll come for sure IN TIME.
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