Daily Delight

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. –Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT)

I’ve always marveled at the wonder of God’s timing for things. When we have a need or a longing, we pray for God to part the waters and make it happen; sometimes, He does this right away, but many times, we are put in a season of waiting.

Waiting on the Lord’s timing is not always an easy test of faith, and to us the reason for the wait is unknown, and unwarranted, especially when the intentions of our hearts are good and pure. A line from one of my favorite songs says, “In the process, in the waiting, you’re making melodies over me.” I love this line, and I believe that this is exactly what He is doing for us in our waiting!

I think about how long Israel waited for their Messiah; thousands of years, and almost five hundred years after the prophecies were made! God made sure everything was in line to the last detail before sending His son; His timing for Jesus was perfect. When I am waiting on God to work something in my life, I am comforted to know that He is waiting for the timing to be just so for me, too. Everything in place, even the things I have no way of knowing about now, and that I have no control over.

I take comfort to know that while I wait, which is the hardest part, He is making a beautiful melody over my life. He is working on the toughest, darkest parts of my heart. He is working on me to relinquish control over the areas in my life that I cling to so tightly. He is teaching me that there are beautiful moments in the waiting, and His timing for the things I want so badly right now will bring greater blessing to my life and glory to His name, rather than in my own timing. He is preparing me for when that time does indeed come to be, because it is going to be even more magnificent and beautiful than anything I could have given myself.

If you are waiting on the Lord, whether for motherhood, divine inspiration, or meeting the love of your life; in any season, take comfort to know that a beautiful story is being written over you, and there is beauty in the waiting. 

{photo: @byhannahrose}

About the Author

Tera Pianalto≫ ≫Tera is a wife and stay at home mom to a sweet little girl. She lives in Northwest Arkansas and loves all things southern! Her favorite things are being with the people she loves, warm, sunny days, being outside, coffee, and puppies. Tera's goal is to make her ministry in her everyday life by serving her daughter and husband, and encouraging and loving on those around her.


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