Wednesday, June 22, 2016

God's Timing

2 Kings 8:1-6
Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Go away with your family and stay for a while wherever you can, because the Lord has decreed a famine in the land that will last seven years.” The woman proceeded to do as the man of God said. She and her family went away and stayed in the land of the Philistines seven years.
 At the end of the seven years she came back from the land of the Philistines and went to appeal to the king for her house and land. The king was talking to Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, and had said, “Tell me about all the great things Elisha has done.” Just as Gehazi was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead to life, the woman whose son Elisha had brought back to life came to appeal to the king for her house and land.
Gehazi said, “This is the woman, my lord the king, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life.” The king asked the woman about it, and she told him.
Then he assigned an official to her case and said to him, “Give back everything that belonged to her, including all the income from her land from the day she left the country until now.'  

God's timing is always perfect!  Think about it!  The woman returns after 7 years to appeal to the King for her house and land.  Gehazi, Elisha's servant, just happens to be there with the King telling him about Elisha and the great things he has done.  Gehazi looks up and says, 'OMG, here she is!  This is the woman I was telling you about.  It's her son that was raised from the dead!'  
For the woman to be there right when Gehazi is with the king - is not a coincidence!  No, it is a marvel, a wonder, it is a divine appointment! 

Have faith!  God sees.  God hears.  God knows.  He has a plan and His timing is always perfect!  Be patient - don't take matters into your own hands.  Trust God for the outcome.  Wait for God!  Be looking for 'divine appointments' where God will show Himself strong in your life and He will remind you how much He loves you.

Father of time and space, Your ways are not my ways, I trust in You and I ask for the faith to believe and follow fully after You.  Open my eyes and my heart and make me aware of Your workings in my life.   In Jesus Name, A-men.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 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.