In His Time

August 26, 2015

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary,

They shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. It was fall of 2013, and I prayed fervently for a child. It had been my heart’s longing for months. Another year would pass before the Lord answered this prayer. By then, I had learned to wait… and my faith was strengthened.

Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. It was May of 2015, and my pregnancy had continued past my due date. Each day I wondered when our child would come, and whether it would be a boy or a girl. When our baby arrived, she was worth the wait… and I knew that her little form had been strengthened.

Today, I find inspiration from the familiar words of Isaiah 40. In those last few days of pregnancy, however, the verse I claimed was Ecclesiastes 3:11: He hath made everything beautiful in His time…. The song “In His Time,” so special to my parents, became my song, too. I played the notes, sang the words, and found the story of a busy conference speaker who wrote the lyrics decades ago. May these words bless you as you pause to listen, right where you are today.

In His time, in His time,
He makes all things beautiful in His time.
Lord, please show me ev’ry day,
As You’re teaching me Your way,
That You do just what You say in Your time.

In Your time, in Your time,
You make all things beautiful in Your time.
Lord, my life to You I bring,
May each song I have to sing
Be to You a lovely thing, in Your time.