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Our Needs and God’s Timing – January 28 Devotions


It seems God’s timing is rarely what we would prefer, yet He knows our needs and certainly has our best interest at heart. Sometimes it’s difficult to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel when we’re so focused on the darkness surrounding us.





Here are Thursday’s devotional thoughts…


Honestly, now, did God save you so you would fret?

Would He teach you to walk just to watch you fall?

Would He be nailed to the cross for your sins and then disregard your prayers?

Come on!

Is Scripture teasing us when it reads, ‘He has put His angels in charge of you to watch over you wherever you go’ (Psalm 91:11)?

I don’t think so either.

He places Himself between you and the need. And at the right time, He gives you the ticket.

This is the same promise God gave the children of Israel. He promised to supply them with manna each day. But He told them to collect one day’s supply at a time. Those who disobeyed and collected enough for two days found themselves with rotten manna.

God gave them what they needed, in their time of need.

God will do the right thing at the right time. What a difference that makes!

Father, thank You for being ever present in my life. Forgive me for worrying. Thank You for reminding me how much You care for me and my problems.” 

–Max Lucado in “Traveling Light”


My reflections:

This is yet another relevant and thought-provoking devotional for me right now. It seems like our timing–when WE want things to happen–is just not usually within God’s plan and HIS timing. Yet He can see what we can’t and He knows what’s best for us on HIS schedule, not ours.


So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you ever feel like God is late in meeting your needs? Have you come through to the other side of an issue and been able to identify why something didn’t happen when you thought it should have?


One of the many pillows I've made.
One of the many pillows I’ve made.


  1. Natalija Cameron

    This is true about timing! I’ve been reminded of this several times in just the last few weeks! Prayers answered and needs fulfilled in his plan for our lives, not ours. Thank you for this post. ?

    28 . Jan . 2016
  2. peppylady (Dora)

    I read this passage about timing James 1. At times I think things don’t come fast enough and other time to slow.
    During the day I learn something. Today I was so happy that I got done with medical transit people in timely fashion. I got with someone on the other end who had there act together.

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  3. Salma

    You are right, sometimes it hard to understand why things happen the way they do.
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    29 . Jan . 2016
  4. michelle

    i have been feeling like he’s late right now even though i know he’s not late i’m just being impatient but i have been praying that he will lead to me a Godly man to date but it just seems like its taking a long time. i’m working on being patient and following his will
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    29 . Jan . 2016
  5. tara pittman

    His timing not ours. So hard though to wait.
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    29 . Jan . 2016
  6. Patricia

    Waiting certainly is not easy. Neither is understanding what the hold up is.
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    29 . Jan . 2016
  7. nicole escat

    Sometimes it hard to think why thing happens Maybe one of his plan for us and be a brave person.

    29 . Jan . 2016
  8. Ana De- Jesus

    Sometimes the worst things turn out to be the best things. You just have to give it time.
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    29 . Jan . 2016
  9. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Sometimes I don’t get why things happen, but there is a reason for everything.

    29 . Jan . 2016
  10. Elizabeth O.

    Everything good will happen in God’s perfect time. This is such a good reminder. We should definitely trust the process and just let things fall into place.

    29 . Jan . 2016
  11. Mardene Carr

    I really believe in God’s timing. It did not come overnight I must tell you…LOL…Once I realized that His timing is best I just rested.
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    29 . Jan . 2016
  12. Liz Mays

    In the moment, I’ve thought that. After the fact, I always realize the timing was perfect.
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  13. Claudette Esterine

    This could not be more timely for me than right in this minute that I am reading it. Thank you. Namaste
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    29 . Jan . 2016
  14. Ana Fernandez

    You are so right, it’s hard understanding why some things happen. Thaks for sharing this

    29 . Jan . 2016
  15. OurFamilyWorld

    I have always believed in the saying that God will not give you the cross unless you can’t carry it.
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    29 . Jan . 2016
  16. Top5life

    Waiting is very difficult and painful. I love your posts.
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    30 . Jan . 2016
  17. Lexie Lane

    I always believe that God has a plan and He has the perfect timing. Thanks for sharing.

    30 . Jan . 2016
  18. Chanelle

    I usually feel as though God is not on my timetable, but then I remember his timing is perfect and a backoff and choose to trust Him.

    30 . Jan . 2016
  19. Amy Jones

    His timing is perfect
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    30 . Jan . 2016

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