Hands-on Faith for Families– week of 6/10/13

God's Timing

Psalm 145:15

The eyes of all look to you,and you give them their food at the proper time.

Talking to God

Thank God for answering so many of your family's prayers at just the right time.

Diving In

Guess how long the following people had to wait for things: How long did Noah and his family have to wait inside an ark for the rain to stop? (40 days) How long did Abraham and Sarah have to wait for a baby? (25 years) How long did the Israelites have to wait to enter the Promised Land? (40 years) Ask your parents how long you will have to wait for a treat.

Going Deeper

Sometimes it seems that prayers will never be answered. But God promises that when you pray according to His will, He always hears and answers (1 John 5:14-15). Sometimes you have to wait patiently for His answer, and sometimes He answers differently than what you expect. Still, He knows how to give you what you need, exactly when you need it. To learn what the right timing for an answer is, wait for God to answer it. That’s the right time, and the perfect answer.

Talking to Each Other

• What's the longest you've had to wait for something you've really wanted?

• What can you do to wait patiently for an answer to prayer?

• What are you waiting for right now? Are you waiting patiently?

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