A Prayer for God’s Perfect Timing in My Life
By Lynette Kittle
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”—Ecclesiastes 3:11
The world seems to be in chaos like things are occurring haphazardly. Yet, in reading the Bible, we see God knows about timing. In fact, He set time into place: “God called the light ‘day” and the darkness He called ‘night.’ And there was evening and morning—the first day.” (Genesis 1:5) Everything God has planned through history since the world began is perfectly timed, as Galatians 4:4 reveals: “But when the set time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law.”
Often, we don’t see how God can plan things out, especially in such detail perfectly, but He knows how to put us in the right place at the right time. No details are too difficult or minute for Him to work out His plan in our lives. Daniel 2:21 describes how God is over all time: “He changes times and seasons; He deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” Even delays may not be what they seem, but rather, God calls things into place in our lives. Whereas we often believe it’s the enemy interrupting and interfering, it may be God’s grand orchestration.
There is a popular saying that God is never late and rarely early. Of course, we know through Scripture that God’s timing is faultless and perfect. He is not disheveled or haphazard with time.
“There is a time for everything, And a season for every activity under the heavens:
A time to be born and a time to die,
A time to plant and a time to uproot,
A time to kill and a time to heal,
A time to tear down and a time to build,
A time to weep and a time to laugh,
A time to mourn and a time to dance,
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
A time to search and a time to give up,
A time to keep and a time to throw away,
A time to be silent and a time to speak,
A time to love and a time to hate,
A time for war and a time for peace.”
Whenever we doubt God’s timing, all we need to do is look in the Bible to see how God is in the details of life. Mark 1:15 reminds us Jesus said, “’ The time has come,’ He said. ‘The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news.’”
Thank You for setting the time into place. Help me to trust You are working out the details in my life in perfect timing. I surrender my will and desperate efforts to make things happen when and where I want them to happen. Teach me, instead, to trust You are moving on my behalf.
Show me how to believe You make all things beautiful in Your time, the time that really matters and counts for all of eternity. Thank you, dear Father, for Your Word that encourages and reminds me I don’t have to worry or fear missing out on all You have planned for my life. As Psalm 23:6 reminds me, “Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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Lynette Kittle is married with four daughters. She enjoys writing about faith, marriage, parenting, relationships, and life. Her writing has been published by Focus on the Family, Decision, Today’s Christian Woman, kirkcameron.com, Ungrind.org, StartMarriageRight.com, and more. She has an M.A. in Communication from Regent University and serves as an associate producer for Soul Check TV.
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