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When, God, When?: Learning to Trust in God's Timing

When, God, When?: Learning to Trust in God's Timing

by Joyce Meyer
When, God, When?: Learning to Trust in God's Timing

When, God, When?: Learning to Trust in God's Timing

by Joyce Meyer


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God Is Always on Time for You!

God has perfect timing for everything in your life. Sometimes He answers prayers quickly. Other times He waits until He knows you are ready to use His gifts wisely. The wait is not always easy. Impatience, frustration, and disappointment can build because you're waiting for things to happen now. It is only when you learn to respect, appreciate and, most of all, trust the times of waiting that God really goes to work behind the scenes in earnest. In this uplifting guide, Joyce Meyer shows you that in God's time you will see the dreams and the visions He has given you fulfilled. Discover:

The safety in God's timing
How you can grow and mature during times of waiting
Why waiting is God's way of reaffirming faith and trust in Him
How to build the foundations of a patient lifestyle
Why we sometimes have to wait for others to be ready.

God hears you and is working to answer your prayers. If you are willing to wait on His perfect timing, your dreams will be fulfilled with all the blessings of His love.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446691543
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 02/01/2003
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. Her daily broadcast, Enjoying Everyday Life, airs on hundreds of television networks and radio stations worldwide.

Joyce has written nearly 100 inspirational books. Her bestsellers include Power Thoughts; The Confident Woman; Look Great, Feel Great; Starting Your Day Right; Ending Your Day Right; Approval Addiction; How to Hear from God; Beauty for Ashes; and Battlefield of the Mind.

Joyce travels extensively, holding conferences throughout the year, speaking to thousands around the world. Joyce resides in St. Louis, MO.

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When God When?

By Joyce Meyer

Warner Faith

Copyright © 1994 Joyce Meyer
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0446691542

Chapter One

"I trusted in, relied on, and was confident in You, O Lord; I said, You are my God.

"My times are in Your hands; deliver me from the hands of my foes and those who pursue me and persecute me."

PSALM 31:14, 15 AMP

In this chapter the Psalmist is saying that he trusted God to deliver him, and he trusted Him to do it at the right time. Trust requires us to say, "My times are in Your hands" (paraphrase).

I have learned that trust requires us to accept that some questions will be unanswered and to place our times in God's hands-believing that even though we do not know all the answers, He does. He has a perfect timing for all things in our lives. We all desire and believe for good things to happen in our lives, NOW not later!

As we continuously mature in the Christian life, we learn to believe for things not NOW but in God's perfect timing. Hebrews 11:1 says, "NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." We can always have faith now, but we cannot always have the manifestation now.

Trusting God often requires not knowing how God is going to accomplish what needs to be done and not knowing when He will do it. We always say, "God is never late," but He is generally not early either. Why? Because He uses those opportunities to stretch our faith in Him, and we grow during times of waiting.

One of our partners recently was in need of financial help from God in paying some unexpected taxes. The taxes were due April 15. The couple gave a special offering to Life In The Word believing God for the miracle they needed. On April 14 they had the money for their taxes. Why not April 1 or 5? Why does God sometimes wait until the very last day or minute?

The reason is that He is teaching us lessons in trust! Trust is not inherited; it is learned! We learn to trust God by going through various experiences that require trust. By seeing God's faithfulness over and over, we let go of trusting ourselves, and gradually we enter God's rest and place our trust in Him.

Looking at it like this, it is easy to see how timing plays an important part in learning to trust God. If He did everything we asked for immediately, we would never grow and develop. Timing and trust are twins. They work side by side.


Excerpted from When God When? by Joyce Meyer Copyright © 1994 by Joyce Meyer
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