{ Day 272 }

But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, "You are my God." My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me. —Psalm 31:14-15

David said, "My times are in your hands." It's one thing to commit our spirits into God's hands; it's quite another thing to trust God with the timing of His breakthrough. Each "committing" has its own challenges and anxieties. After we commit our spirits into God's hands, the test of time comes. One year turns into two, and two years turn into ten. We begin to question, "What about the breakthrough? What about the promises?" Though we have committed our spirits to Him, the years have multiplied. David saw there were two steps to this. First, he committed his spirit; then he committed the timing of those dreams. He learned to rest in God's sovereignty. We too must give ourselves to this two-part progression. First, we commit our spirits and dreams into God's hands by living lives of prayer and fasting as we seek their fulfillment. Second, we trust Him for the season of release.


Father, in all my life, You have never been one minute too early or one minute too late. When I am tempted to question Your timing in the future, help me to remember Your track record from the past. I rest in You and wait for Your promises.

When we stand before God in eternity, we
will realize He was never one minute late.

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