The Knowledge That Gives Me Peace
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The Knowledge That Gives Me Peace

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The Knowledge That Gives Me Peace

There is so much agitation in the air right now as people evaluate the passing year. They look back at January with all the dreams, goals and expectations they had from the year’s beginning and sigh in disappointment at how little or none of their expectations and desires have been met.
Some point accusing fingers to God telling Him of how unfaithful He has been concerning His promises in His word that they have been holding on to through the year and they dwell on what has not happened so long that they begin to sink into depression.

God Is Faithul
One thing that really helps me when I do not get what I want when I want it is the knowing that God is faithful to His Word and His children. He does not make empty promises; he does not need to impress anyone. When He promises a thing, He makes sure it comes to pass.

God isn’t a man that he would lie, or a human being that he would change his mind. Has he ever spoken and not done it, or promised and not fulfilled it? Numbers 23:19 (CEB)

The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness… 1 Peter 3:9 (AMP)

It is only a question of timing.
God will give us not just what we want, but what we need at the right time, and He alone knows the right time, the best time. Tweet this

  • He promised David and anointed Him King but He knew the best time for him to ascend the throne. After His enemy: King Saul and the heir apparent Jonathan had passed.
  • Zachariah and Elizabeth were covenant children of God and for many years they served Him faithfully while they believed Him for a child. But God knew the best time to give them their child: when it was about time for the saviour to be born so that he could be his forerunner.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11 (AMP)

He Has My Best Interest At Heart
The most reassuring knowledge of them all is that no matter how many desires I have unmet, no matter how many unanswered prayers, no matter how many unfulfilled dreams, no matter how many unmet expectations GOD HAS MY BEST INTEREST AT HEART. He knows what is best for me, when it is best for me, and how it is best for me.

I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP)

He only wants me to trust His judgment knowing that He is the all-seeing, all-knowing and all-powerful God. If I allow Him he will not let me be blessed with something that will destroy me, or let me be blessed at a time I cannot handle the blessing, a time when the enemy can easily snatch it away from me.
And trust I must because, God is the only one I can trust, he knew me even before time began, He made me and sent me into this world, he alone knows what best to do for me and when best to make it happen in order for me to fulfill the purpose He has carved out for me. I am thankful that He thinks well for me.

I will trust Him, will you?

Copyright© Ugochi Oritsejolomisan 2013

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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

  • Esther Onimisi
    Posted at 18:32h, 17 December

    Thank you ma. I trust Him too. Lol ma.

  • Deanna
    Posted at 21:04h, 16 December

    Such great reminders! They are all such powerful truths that it’s crazy how easy it can be to forget in the midst of “trials” or waiting.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 09:53h, 17 December

      Can be easy to forget indeed,thank God we can always lean on The Holy Spirit to bring us to remembrance. Thanks for coming by Deanna, I hope you come by often. Do have a super blessed day!

  • Uje Alfred
    Posted at 11:48h, 16 December

    Thank u so much for this thing I’ve learnt over time is to trust in God’s perfect timing…He meets our needs just when the time is right!

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 14:59h, 16 December

      Oh yes He sure does! Thanks a lot for coming by and leaving this note, hope to see you often. Have a super blessed day!

  • Funmi Akinmade
    Posted at 07:20h, 16 December

    A perfectly-timed and encouraging article! Thanks. Stay blessed!

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 10:59h, 16 December

      Thanks my Sister, I appreciate you. Have a super blessed day!

  • Ferly | Gifts We Use
    Posted at 00:44h, 15 December

    Amen to that! I trust Him! So often we make our plans then hand them over to God for His approval. We forget what scripture says…

    “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and he will establish your plans.” – Proverbs 16:3

    Sometimes we get it backwards. Seeking our own will then checking in to see it aligns. If we align ourselves first, HE WILL establish the plans for us! How much disappointment would be saved if I did things His way instead of my own?

    Found you on SITS Saturday Share Fest.

    ~ Ferly
    Gifts We Use {to grow, love and serve}

  • Rachel G
    Posted at 00:16h, 15 December

    He is faithful! And that is the best assurance in the world, no matter what season of life you are in!

  • katie
    Posted at 16:40h, 14 December

    Love this. Thanks so much for the encouragement. We are currently trying to conceive, and this has been a tough journey for us (2 miscarriages). But your blog was a great encouragement! Thank you! Visiting from SITS

  • Elizabeth
    Posted at 14:36h, 14 December

    Beautifully said! I was recently in a study where we talked about this subject. Abraham’s promise took several generations to be fulfilled. Joseph sat in servitude/prison for 20 years before he saw his dream come true… we can’t see the whole picture the way God can. His timing is perfect and his promises are true!

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 15:46h, 14 December

      Indeed, He knows what we need and when we need it. He sees all!
      Thanks a lot for coming by and leaving a note, do have a super blessed weekend!

  • Debra Elliott
    Posted at 14:20h, 14 December

    Thank you so much for sharing. So true!

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 15:44h, 14 December

      My privilege Debra!Thanks a lot for coming by, do have a super blessed weekend!

  • Mothering From Scratch
    Posted at 17:03h, 14 December

    {Melinda} Such a great post. Where I get tripped up sometimes is the fear that what is in my best interest might be quite painful, at least in the short-term. I’ve been asking God to help me trust Him even in the midst of pain and circumstances I don’t like or understand fully. (Or at all!) I think this will be a continual life-long journey for all of us.

  • Antionette Blake
    Posted at 19:50h, 12 December

    Yes, always and forever – Happy Thankful Thursday!

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 14:56h, 13 December

      Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
      Just to take Him by His word
      Just to rest upon His promise
      Just to know thus saith The Lord…

      I will trust Him always and forever too! Thanks a lot for coming by and do have a super blessed day!

  • Tayo
    Posted at 17:39h, 12 December

    Definitely! Word! Hebrews 6: 18 says it is impossible for God to lie, that is the hope that I have as an anchor for my soul, when things are not going the way I want. I always go back to Hebrews 6. God cannot promise and He wont do it, It is IMPOSSIBLE .

    Thanks for these words I need them at this point in my life. God bless you

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 14:55h, 13 December

      God bless you too! I am glad this was a timely one for you as it was for me too. Thanks a lot for coming by and leaving this note, it was very encouraging for me, do have a super blessed day!

  • nicole webster
    Posted at 14:40h, 12 December

    Amen, couldn’t of said it better myself. We are Gods children and He knows best. We need to put more faith in Him and know that He is always there and will never leave us nor forsake us. His time is the best timing, even when we don’t see it the answer we are looking for, he shows up just in the nick of time.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 14:50h, 12 December

      Yes He sure does! Knowing this is so reassuring. Thanks a lot for coming by and sharing your blessed thoughts, do have a super blessed day!