I worry about whether or not enough people will show up. I worry about the quality and clarity of my message. I worry about the quality of our music. I worry about whether or not we will have enough financial resources to continue doing ministry. I worry about finding a permanent meeting space.
Now don't get me wrong, I don't worry about these things constantly and I don't worry about these things to a point where I'm depressed, but I'd be lying if I told you that these were things I was not concerned about.
But in the midst of all these "worries," I am reminded of Isaiah's words concerning the character of God in Isaiah 55:8-9:
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
God's ways are better than my ways. God's thoughts arebetter than my thoughts. Not only are they better but they are so much better!
And because this is true, it can also be said that God's timing is so much better than my timing!
God's timing is perfect.
And it is with that profound truth in mind that I can trust that:
The timing in which He's going to save various types of lives...perfect.
The timing in which He's going to draw certain numbers of people...perfect.
The timing in which He's going to provide a permanent meeting space...perfect.
The timing in which He's going to bring in the required amounts of finances...perfect.
The timing in which He's going to address any other concern or worry that I have...perfect.
God's timing is perfect. My timing is not.
I must trust...Him.