God is a Page Turner

There are times, like this morning,  when I just don’t know where to read in Scripture for that moment.  After saying this to God and asking Him to show me, I opened my Bible to Isaiah 33:1-6.  Then, later this morning I met a friend for breakfast.  At some point in our conversation I shared with him several of those verses.

“But Lord, be merciful to us, for we have waited for you.  Be our strength each day and our salvation in times of trouble….In that day He will be your sure foundation, providing a rich store of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge.  The fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.”

After I read these verses, he shared that the day before he was serving a meal to the homeless at his church and for their devotional the leader had read those exact verses!

There are more times than I can count when God has worked in this way providing just exactly the right words at the right moment.  And there are times when He chooses to validate that as He did today.  I am amazed in the Presence of Almighty God!

Timing Is Everything!

“In the eighth month of the second year in the reign of Darius, God’s Message came…”  (Zechariah 1:1)

This could, if written today be, ” In the sixth month of the second year in the presidency of Donald J. Trump…”  or “In the seventy-fifth year of the post industrial age…”  God’s message came!

At times it seems our situation is desperate!  Where is God?  Why doesnt He do anything?  Why is He so silent when our world seems to be falling apart?

It is not that God is silent.  Perhaps we are not hearing because our mind is too noisy or just perhaps it isn’t the right time yet.

What was happening in the first year and first month in the reign of Darius?  Why at this time did God speak?  God is fully aware of humanity in all its courses and He cares very much.  God’s timing is perfect!