I cried and hoped and dreamed of what I thought God had promised me at an early age. I would ask David, “Do you think we’ll ever have children?” After waiting and praying and waiting a praying for a few years, God listened and remembered me. Nine years ago today my little Hunter man was born. What a blessing he’s been! I’ve often thought, if I had gotten a baby as soon as I wanted one, he might have had the same name, but he wouldn’t be the same person. The genetic combinations would’ve been different. God knew what He was doing. His timing was perfect. He had Hunter’s days ordained and numbered (like mine and yours) from before the beginning of time.
I’m reminded of Hannah and how she prayed and wept and waited! God “remembered her” and gave her Samuel. She gave him back to the Lord. And “Samuel grew in stature and in favor with the Lord and with men.” 1 Samuel 2:26 Samuel played a significant role in God’s Kingdom plan. He listened and followed God to find and anoint David as King over Jerusalem. Through David’s lineage, Jesus was born. So at the time, Hannah didn’t know that her deep desire to have a baby, her prayers and her waiting on God was all part of God’s perfect plan and timing. Even her willingness and obedience to give her son back to the Lord was all part of God’s plan.
My prayer has been for 9 years now, that Hunter and Haley as well, grow up knowing Jesus and walking with Him day in and day out for the remainder of their days. That they will “grow in stature and in favor with the Lord and with men.” And like Hannah, as I think about God’s faithfulness in this area of my life, my heart rejoices and says, “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.” 1 Samuel 2:2
I don’t know what it is that you so deeply desire. But rest in knowing that God has a perfect plan for your life. And His timing is impeccable!