Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, Luke 1:26 NKJV
At God’s appointed time the angel was sent. God, the great Planner, knew just the time to unfold His merciful plan. God has an appointed time for: our birth, our death, our salvation, His plan in our life, and every other detail in our life. His knowing the times is not to say we are robots simply carrying out our programming. It’s more to say God knows everything that is ever going to happen. This is very reassuring.
Think on it. When you are going through a tough time, who would you rather talk with? Someone who has gone through what you are now going through or someone who does not have a clue what it’s like?Personally, I would choose the person who has been there and come through it. They have a creditability others done have because they have lived it.
When God sent His Son to live on Earth, He did it to reach us. He did it show He knows the human trials we go through. He did it to show us how to live. He did it so we could better relate to Him.
Whatever you are going through, He knows and cares. Feeling lonely, abandoned or neglected? Jesus was abandoned by all of His disciples and rejected by His own family. He knows. Are you physically broken in some way? Jesus was physically broken for our sake. He knows. Feeling like no one sees or cares about your needs? Jesus sees and not only knows about your needs, but fulfills your deepest need.
Let’s take the focus off our situation and look to our Savior. Only He can give us the desires of our heart. He grants peace to those who trust Him. He calls to the weary and the downtrodden and says “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
Have you come to trust Him yet? Come taste and see the Lord is good.
Almighty God, you have an appointed time for everything. Thanks for being in control. Thank you Jesus for living among us that we might trust you. Thank you Lord for caring when it seems like no one else does. In Jesus’ name we pray Amen.