Luke 2:1-7, NKJV
God’s in control of the timing of every situation and circumstance.
- God’s in control of every situation and circumstance; It is the timing of God that is so hard to accept.
- One of the main ways God guides and directs us is through situations and circumstances beyond our control. (Revelation 3:8, NKJV)
- God uses what looks like a situation or circumstance that is out of control to simply accomplish His purpose. (Proverbs 21:1, NKJV)
God’s Timing is always perfect. (Luke 2:6, NKJV)
- When God’s purpose is accomplished the situation will change.
- The waiting is often called patience.
- Patience is staying at the task until it is completed.
How to better understand the timing of God.
- It takes patience to understand the timing of God.
- God’s promises are fulfilled on God’s timetable not ours. (Matthew 1:23, NKJV)
- God does not respond to time; time responds to God.
- #1 enemy to faith is time.
- Delay is not denial.
- God’s Word brings hope. (Psalm 130:5, AMP)
- Hope fuels our faith.
- Faith and hope give us the strength to wait patiently.
- Meet the condition of God’s promise it will come about, many times the delay is to bring glory to God. (Romans 10:17, KJVA; 2 Corinthians 1:20, KJVA; Psalm 62:1-2, KJVA)
- If we faint (give up) we will not see our faith come about. (Galatians 6:9, KJVA
- The devil doesn’t want you to experience God’s Word become alive and powerful in your life. (Hebrews 4:12, KJVA)
- With God, there is an appointed time if we don’t give up. (Ecclesiastes 3:1, KJVA; Luke 1:45, NKJV)