“Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” John 2:4
Jesus and His disciples had went to a wedding in Cana. While there the host had run out of wine. Mary mentioned that to Jesus. He asked why she tried to involve Him. Later Jesus had the servants pour water into the glasses. As the water was drank, it was turned into wine.
All throughout the bible people are told to ask God for what they need. They are to be bold in what they request and seek God for. There are many examples of people asking for things and God providing the need.
However, there are also many times that a person asks God for something and does not get it. Sometimes he does not get it right away, while at other times he never receives what was desired. This has to do with God’s will and timing.
Mary had asked for some help in a situation that the people had, yet Jesus did not fulfill it right away. He waited. His waiting was to wait on His Father for the right time. Jesus knew that it was not His time to do a miracle in public yet.
Most people who are asking God for something, want it right away. They cannot understand why God wants them to wait or why they never receive it. This is where trusting in God’s timing is important.
God sees the bigger picture of life. He sees the beginning, middle and end all at the same time. Because He sees this bigger picture, He also knows when it is the best time to do anything.
It is the same with parents of little children. Little children will request something and the parents will say not right now, wait. The parents understand why waiting is best, but the child does not. The child must trust in the parent.
As you request something from God, remember to wait for His answer and trust it. You may have to wait a while for that request to be fulfilled. Know that God has your best interest in mind. It may not be the time for it right now, though as a human being you see it as an immediate need.
In the right time, God will turn your water into wine. Wait on Him and trust Him for your provision.
I pray today that you will seek God for all of your needs; that you will trust in God’s timing in your life; that you will not fear God did not hear you; and that you will do all things on His time-table.