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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)