There is a time for everything, for God appointed a time for us to be joyous, to be broken, and be healed, He appointed a perfect time for every season to make all things beautiful, in His “PERFECT TIME”. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-11).
But human as we are who are still in our carnal flesh (Romans 8:6 “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is peace.”), we tend to get impatient with God’s appointed time for us to be exalted, and we would rather go on with our own ways of dealing the conflict in our life without leaning on His infinite wisdom, without believing that in His perfect time, all things will become beautiful, as long as it is in line to His will.
Proverbs 3:-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Sometimes, we tend to listen to the devil’s lie that God do abandoned us, that there is no reason for us to wait for His appointed time, for the devil would like for us to fall to our own lustful, sinful and carnal ways, instead of trusting the sovereignty of God’s counsel and infinite wisdom, the “WISDOM” and “COUNSEL” that will make all things beautiful for His glory and pleasure, for the chief end of man is to please and glorify the Lord and enjoy Him forever.
“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Isaiah 46:9-10”
“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. Ecclesiastes 3:11
Therefore, if we want to experience the joy and contentment as we wait for God’s appointed time for us to be exalted, then let us take that leap of a faith, and live a Christian way of a life that shows our greatest sympathy to the suffering of Christ. Let us then partake to His suffering so that we will be glorified together with Him as his co- heir.
“Romans 8:17-18 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
So let us therefore be patient with God’s appointed time, if you think you can no longer endure your Christian life due to satan’s lies who is the greatest accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10) , then ask for God’s grace through prayer, for God’s mercy endureth to those who truly seek for Him in faith, the Lord will surely uphold us with His sustaining grace in times of infirmities, and His grace will surely enable us to be joyous as we rejoice in His suffering, as we wait for Lord’s time.
2 Cor.12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Let us glorify God by enduring hardships in living our Christian life, for surely His righteous judgment will be revealed in His “appointed time”, for God will surely recompense us for our patience, as we hold on to the faith.
“2 Thessalonians 1:4-5 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:”
GOD IS FAITHFUL