Beautiful in God’s Time
by Charles R. Swindoll
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NKJV)
Among Christians, a favorite verse of Scripture is Romans 8:28:
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
The key part of the verse is "work together." That verse does not say "all things are good"—just as Solomon's comment does not say "everything is beautiful." It says, "All things are good as they work together for His purpose." This says, "He makes everything beautiful in its time."
And I've got news for those who struggle with God's timing. You may not live to see God's time completely fulfilled. You may live to a ripe old age, carry out your reason for existence, and die before the full program of God has reached its ultimate and completed purpose. But His promise stands.
He will make everything beautiful in its time.
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