Finding joy in God’s timing

I’ve learned that whenever we cannot rely on anything or anyone but that Father, that is when God will speak.

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For me, it was being completely lonely here and honestly questioning my calling when I realized that I needed to fall on our Lord. Once I drew close to God, that is when he totally rocked my world with revelation and insight. This revelation and insight required me to take action—and this was very hard for me to do, because it meant relinquishing my control of the situation.

Words can’t describe the feeling of peace I received once I finally was obedient, relinquished control and took action. I can honestly say that handing it over is probably one of the hardest things to do. But when you can trust our God enough to handle it, that is when we experience true joy. Finding joy in his timing is such a relief when you can finally do it.

As the Psalmist said, “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.”  (Psalm 37:5, ESV)

Wes, a student at Stephen F. Austin State University, is serving in East Asia with Go Now Missions. His last name is withheld for security reasons.

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