In The Time of Your Favour by David Kitz was the original inspiration for this devotional thought.
But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord, at an acceptable time;
O God, in the greatness of Your lovingkindness,
Answer me with Your saving truth.
Many of us are familiar with Ecclesiastes 3:1 which says “There is an appointed time for everything. and there is a time for every event under heaven.” Everything in life runs by the clock, God’s clock to be precise. We see this in the movement of the seasons; each with their tell tale signs, such as the leaves under the tree in our photograph today. Thus time is also an important factor in our prayer life, both in how much time we give to it and awaiting God’s answer in His time.
I admit I am not the most patient of individuals with folk and yes, even in prayer with my Father God. I am that kid in the back seat of the car whining “are we there yet?” When His answer to prayer does come I find myself humbled for my impatience with the Almighty; His answer is often far beyond anything I expected and brings glory to His name. What a loving Father He is! At such times I feel as guilty as the kid in the back seat of the car, when he sees what surprise destination dad or mum had in mind all along. These are times to be both humble and thankful, as He blesses us.
Dear reader, let us learn from the psalmist that we not only wait for but trust God for the best answer. Let our confidence be not in the clock but in His love for us as children. As our children know we will provide for their every need, we too can have the same confidence in Father God with our prayers.