My oldest granddaughter loves the movie The Nativity Story. In the span of a few days at my house she watched it through twice. It is a beautiful telling of the story of the birth of Christ. What it does not do is romanticize or cover up the reality of the circumstances that Christ was born into. The Romans were oppressive in their rule over and taxation of the Jews. The Jews' own king, Herod, was wicked and corrupt. Smack dab into the middle of that mess, Father God decided that it was the now moment for His Son to be born.
Does God's timing frustrate you? It sure does me! It seems that He always takes longer than I'd like Him to take. And why is it that He seems to love to do things at inconvenient times? I'm sure if I could answer all of the questions we have about God's timing that I'd be able to write a best seller.
The truth of the matter is, trusting God with the timing of things in our lives is one of the hardest, but most important areas for us to learn to trust Him. It's important to pray for and trust God's will in our lives, but we should also pray for and trust His timing. (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, December 18th, at Woman to Woman Ministries where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)
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