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Is God Late?

Have you ever been convinced that God was late?  Late supplying needs or giving a helping hand.  Perhaps you thought He was too slow giving a clear answer or rescuing you or a loved one from a dire situation?  As I was in one of my “waiting on God to answer” situations, He so very kindly inspired this little song in my thinking…


If I but trust in the Lord, He will hear my prayer;And He will answer by and by

Sending power from on high.

Although I can not understand why I have to fast and wait,

I know He’s working in His own time and He’ll make it work out great.

Well when I seek the Lord for His mercy and His grace,

He say’s, “I love you, but hang in there, this time you’ll have to wait.

I have a plan that you can’t see and it will bring the praise to Me.

‘Cause I’m working in my own time and I’ll make it work out great!”


Now the tension seems to mount and frustration fills my soul;

but, Jesus says, “Trust Me, I’ve bought and made you whole.

Don’t worry how you’re gonna make it.  I have a perfect plan.

Just watch and wait and trust me, praying ever that ‘He can’.”


He’s able.  He’s able. I know He is able.  I know my Lord is able to carry me through.*


So, when you’re up against the wall and your world comes tumbling down,

don’t fret or fear or worry, Jesus wants for you a crown.

If you’ll just praise and ever trust Him, He’ll bring you victory.

‘Cause He’s working in His own time and He’ll make it work…You’ll see.

Yes, He’ll bring you victory!   (S. Hanouw)


Now relax and take a deep breath.  Our very capable, willing God is still on the throne and His timing is perfect!

(* Author of this line not known to me)


About Stephanie Hanouw

I just love walking outdoors - day or night. I identify most with the creative side of God and am energized by His artistry all around this world. He amazes me every time I turn around! Yeah, God and thank you, Jesus.

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  1. What a beautiful song that God has given you to write. Timing is everything as some may say, and there are so many times that we do want our needs met right now, but if we steer away from God’s timing for us, we will miss out or become misguided on our path with him. Thank you for sharing this beautiful song.

  2. “If the request isn’t right, God’s answer is NO; If the timing isn’t right God’s answer is SLOW; If you aren’t ready yet, God’s answer is GROW; If everything is right and ready, God’s answer is GO.” (This quote is from Dr. Robert Schuller, former pastor and founder of the Crystal Cathedral.)

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