Relationship Series- Week #4: Everything Beautiful In Its Time
Sometimes, I find myself wishing that I didn't have to wait so long for the things that I ask God for. I realize that the process is important and it is a beautiful journey, but waiting on the Lord can be really hard. It is especially hard when nothing that you can see with your physical eyes lines up with what you were promised. I know that walking by faith is important when we feel this way, and it truly is, but there are still moments when I struggle to do so. In these moments, I always turn to God for help. A few nights ago during my prayer time, I spoke to God about how difficult the wait feels at times, and He reminded me of something that brought me so much encouragement in that moment:
He makes everything beautiful in its time.
Ecclesiates chapter 3 speaks about there being a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens. Verses 3-4 says that there is "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." There is a time for everything! This means that timing is important and seasons are important. While there is beauty in realizing that God establishes a time for everything, what is most beautiful to me about this passage of scripture is the promise found in verses 11: "He has made everything beautiful in its time." God makes everything beautiful in His timing, not our own.
I might want things to happen in my own timing, but I have to remember that God's timing is best and He makes all things beautiful when the time is right. This means that when God says it's the right time, my partner will come, and it will be a beautiful union; not a perfect one, but a beautiful one. The same goes for you who are waiting on the Lord and refusing to settle for less than God's best. Your time will come, and it will be beautiful.
I hope that this simple truth encourages your heart today as much as it encouraged mine. Those of you waiting on that significant other and becoming weary of the wait, the Holy Spirit wants you to remember that God makes everything beautiful in its time. Yes, the wait is hard at times, but when we wait patiently on the Lord, He always exceeds our expectations (Ephesians 3:20).