Katherine Walden

God wants us to give us good things, but He also wants us to grow in our trust and to learn His ways. As such, instead of instantly giving us everything we ask for, whenever we ask for it, God encourages us to draw closer to Him. As we learn to wait, we also learn to walk in faith and learn how to be good stewards of all He has provided for us. We don’t always appreciate God’s timing, but His timing is always best, even though we may not think so at the moment. In the time of waiting, look back at the times you rejoiced when you realized a delayed response to prayer came at the exact right time. Any earlier and it would have not born the same yield of fruit.

T. D. Jakes

Timing is so important! If you are going to be successful in dance, you must be able to respond to rhythm and timing. It’s the same in the Spirit. People who don’t understand God’s timing can become spiritually spastic, trying to make the right things happen at the wrong time. They don’t get His rhythm – and everyone can tell they are out of step. They birth things prematurely, threatening the very lives of their God-given dreams.

T. D. Jakes
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Bill Johnson

The greatest shift of seasons in the history of planet Earth came with an announcement given by angels—Peace and goodwill toward men! (See Luke 2:14.) This plan had been in waiting since before the worlds were made, but it needed to be withheld until the right moment. Sin filled the earth, people were out of touch with God’s perspective for their lives, and there was little passion to know the one true God throughout the world—the timing was perfect. Most of us celebrate this message at Christmastime every year. This decree revealed God’s heart more clearly than ever before. It redefined God’s intent for humanity, which so far has lasted two thousand years. But after all these years, many of us have not shifted our thinking to be consistent with His announced plan—one of peace and goodwill.

Arthur John (A. J.) Gossip

Hundreds of men are hoarse from continual speaking, and are wearied out with running here and running there. If things slow down, we evolve yet another type of meeting. And when this new and added wheel is spinning merrily with all the other wheels, there may be no spiritual outcome whatsoever, but there is a wind blowing in our faces; and we hot and sticky engineers have a comfortable feeling that something is going on.

Sally McClung

George Muller who lived a life of fervent prayer. When he died, he had 50,000 documented answers to prayer! 5000 of those were answered on the day he prayed for them – which means that 90% of the time he had to keep praying and waiting! Sound familiar? He prayed for 63 years for one man to come to Christ before he did so.

George Muller said “Don’t let yesterday’s seemingly unanswered prayers stop you from praying in faith today.” I know my place is to keep praying, trusting, and waiting until God can be most glorified with bringing the answers.
And, in the meantime, I want to have a heart filled with gratitude for what’s He’s doing all around me!


Kris Vallotton

God is on a different timetable than we are. In fact, He is completely outside of time, while we have been placed within its confines and limitations. We have a beginning and an end; God does not. God lives in eternity and He is able to see the end from the beginning. When He gives us a word, we cannot assume that its fulfillment will take place within twenty-four hours. Jesus said that He was coming quickly. Two thousand years have passed and we are still waiting. Perceived delay does not mean denial.