Emily van Rijn

 One day I told my child that Grandma and Grandpa were coming. She straight away looked out the window expecting to see them at the door. I had to try and explain to her that they were coming in a few days time! When children are waiting for someone special to come, the time goes so slow. I have learned that sometimes it better to surprise my children rather than tell them someone's coming. That saves them the agony of waiting! When they are young they don't always understand our words for time—yesterday, tomorrow, on Friday, next month, next year. It can be hard for them to comprehend time.

I am just like my daughter! When God speaks to me through a promise in His Word, I expect to see it fulfilled straight away. I don't like to wait. I don't always comprehend God's time because His timing is far different to ours.

Think of Abraham. God promised him a son when they had no hope of having children. God promised that he would be a father of many nations. God first promised to make a great nation of him 25 years before Isaac was born! 25 long years of waiting, every day getting older and older. God's timing was much different than Abraham's. 

"Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son." Genesis 18:14

"And so, after he (Abraham)  had patiently endured, he obtained the promise."  Hebrews 6:15

A few verses before, it says…"who through faith and patience inherit the promises." 

   We need to have faith in God's Word and His promises. Then we need patience to wait for God's timing. His timing is always right!

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