by Sue Muessig 14 October 2021
Last week felt like a week of waiting. Waiting for a parcel to be delivered, waiting for a reply to emails, waiting in a long phone queue, waiting to hear how the latest Covid restrictions would affect my plans … During the week an old song came into mind that I had forgotten about. It is one that I used to sing with a choir when I worked in Scotland. “In His time, He makes all things beautiful in His time.”
Chapter 3 of Lamentations is entitled ‘Hope in the midst of affliction’. Jeremiah was surrounded by destruction and suffering as Jerusalem was destroyed, but his hope was in God and he trusted in His faithfulness. God had promised restoration and blessing and Jeremiah held onto that promise.
As we wait on God day by day to help us with our daily needs and also as we wait for answers to bigger prayers on our hearts, we need to hold on to our hope and faith in Him, because God is with us in the waiting and in His perfect timing, He works all things for good.
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Heavenly Father, we thank You that Your mercies are new every morning and that You will be with us in every situation that we face today. Help us to keep trusting in Your word, Your promises, and Your perfect timing.