Have you ever noticed how God’s timing usually doesn’t jive with our own? After all, it’s not as if God owns a watch.
When I think about God’s timing, I oftentimes remember Romans 11:33 (NASB). Paul writes, “Oh, the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!”
The apostle tells us that His judgments are unsearchable. So often we ask ourselves, or even God, why? You could plumb the depths of this earth in search of the answer to that universal question and never come to a conclusion.
Paul then tells us that His ways are unfathomable. If you search the Internet for synonyms for the word unfathomable, you’ll come up with a list that looks like this; inscrutable, incomprehensible, indecipherable, enigmatic, etc.
Essentially, Paul is saying that trying to figure out why God does what He does and when God chooses to do it is a fruitless endeavor. Instead of asking why and when, we’re called to trust and to be obedient.
The Gospel of John spells it out quite clearly. In John 14:1 (NLT) Jesus says, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.” A few verses later in John 14:15 (NLT) Jesus tells his disciples, “If you love me, obey my commandments.”
Put your trust in the King of kings and the Lord of lords. While I’m not sure of God’s timing, I can tell you that time is running out.