When the time comes

In the latter days you will understand this.” – Jeremiah 30:24 NASB


God revealed many plans to Jeremiah but also recognized that he would not understand every part of these revelations. True understanding would come “in days to come” (NIV).


We can imagine Jeremiah had questions and wanted more clarity. But God hid some of the deeper meaning. He was asking Jeremiah to deliver His messages on faith, trusting God with anything he did not understand.


Daniel went through the same process. After receiving several prophecies he “did not understand,” he asked God, “What will the outcome of all this be?” (Daniel 12: 8). God told him to go his way, that the words were “kept secret and sealed up until the time of the end” (Daniel 12:9).


God wanted Daniel and Jeremiah to know He did not expect them to understand everything. Their responsibility was to be faithful with their assignments and trust Him with everything else.


His message to us is the same. He asks us to act in faith, particularly when we have questions, and to focus on obedience when we don’t understand.


In every situation, remember that God’s timing is perfect. “He has made everything beautiful in its time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11 NKJV). Focus on His call for you. Be faithful and obedient. Humble yourself before Him, and be a good steward of the resources He has given you. As you seek Him, trust He will give you understanding at just the right time.



Reflection Question: How can you steward your resources while waiting for God’s timing?