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God’s Timing Is Always Right

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During this season of my life, I’m learning about God’s timing on our Life Road. 

It seldom matches ours but is always the best. The story behind this poem is found at the end of post.

You can listen to the Audio Podcast read by Curt.

 

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God’s Timing is Always Right

God is very seldom early

But He’s always right on time.

When the need must be met by midnight,

He’ll often supply at 11:59

 

Just as Moses stood in the water

At the edge of the Red Sea,

God waits until the very end

To supply our every need.

If you wonder why He has this habit

Of waiting till the end,

He does it to remind us

He’s the one on whom we must depend.

 

For if we worked it out early

And provided in our own way,

We’d think we all did it

And forget it was from Him.

All God really wants from us

Is to trust Him everyday

And to always say, “Thank you”

As He directs along life’s pathway.

Yes, God is very seldom early,

But I’ve never seen Him late.

In simple faith we can trust Him

To meet our needs in His own time . . . and His own way.

"Piney Woods Road" by Bill Iles
“Piney Woods Road” by Bill Iles

 

From Stories from the Creekbank by Curt Iles

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I wrote this poem during a particularly discouraging time in August 1998. We had dug the footings on the new snack shack/gift shop at Dry Creek Baptist Camp.

 As we got ready to pour the slab, the costs on the concrete and electrical preparation had skyrocketed. We didn’t have the money we needed to start this project. Volunteers were scheduled to come in September and I really didn’t know how we’d be ready.

 

Then just before the day to pour the concrete, a huge rain washed in all of our footings. So on a scorching August day we began to re-dig, by hand, all of the ditches and chain walls. It was very discouraging to be redoing a bad job.

           This poem, inspired by one of my special friends, Mrs. Rhedia Skiles, came to me as we dug in the red clay. Now a year later as I look at the beautiful building that was completed on time with all the money available each step of the way, I can only bow my head and say how great God is.

Listen to Curt reading this poem. 

 

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About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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  1. What a wonderful poem. Thank you for posting it. I really needed those reminders right now.

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