Adam White

God is always right on time: Divine appointments and unfailing faith

In the whirlwind of life’s uncertainties, there is a comforting truth that believers hold dear: God is always right on time. This timeless concept, rooted in faith and anchored in scripture, speaks to the profound way in which God orchestrates events in our lives.

Though we may face challenges, setbacks,and even despair, there is an unwavering assurance that God’s timing is perfect, purposeful and ultimately beneficial. 

In the Bible, we find numerous accounts that exemplify God’s impeccable timing. The story of Joseph serves as a powerful reminder of this truth. 

Sold into slavery by his own brothers, Joseph faced betrayal, false accusations and imprisonment. Yet, when the appointed time came, God’s plan unfolded magnificently.

Joseph rose to become second-in-command to Pharaoh, saving countless lives during a severe famine. Joseph’s faith in God’s timing sustained him through years of adversity, revealing God’s redemptive purpose in the waiting.

Similarly, the life of David portrays the extraordinary ways in which God’s timing weaves a tapestry of destiny. Anointed as king while still a shepherd boy, David spent years on the run from King Saul. 

Though tempted to take matters into his own hands and seize the throne prematurely, David trusted in God’s appointed time. In due course, he ascended to the throne, establishing a legacy marked by God’s faithfulness and protection.

Throughout history, individuals of faith have grappled with the tension between their desires and God’s timing. We find ourselves questioning, doubting and even growing weary in the waiting. 

Yet, the Scriptures remind us that God’s ways are higher than our ways and His timing far surpasses our understanding. In Isaiah 55:8-9, we read, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways… As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Consider the story of Abraham and Sarah, a couple longing for a child in their old age. Their journey was marked by years of barrenness, frustration and doubt. 

Yet, against all odds, God’s promise was fulfilled. Sarah conceived and gave birth to Isaac, the child of laughter. In their waiting, Abraham and Sarah learned to trust in God’s faithfulness and discovered that His timing never falters.

In our modern society, where instant gratification and quick results reign supreme, the concept of waiting on God can be a challenging one. We often find ourselves rushing ahead, seeking shortcuts or attempting to force outcomes according to our own timetables. 

But in doing so, we risk missing out on the beauty and transformative power of divine appointments.

When we align ourselves with God’s timing, we position ourselves to witness miracles, experience breakthroughs and encounter His overwhelming grace. It is in the waiting that our character is refined, our faith is strengthened, and our relationship with God deepens. 

So, let us reflect on our own lives. Are we surrendering our agendas and desires to the One who holds all time in His hands? Are we willing to trust that His timing is impeccable, even when circumstances seem bleak or uncertain? 

As we ponder these questions, Proverbs 3:5-6 state, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” The seeming delays in our lives are often opportunities for God to work behind the scenes, preparing the perfect circumstances for His ultimate plan to unfold.

It is in these moments of waiting that our faith is tested, revealing the depth of our trust in God’s sovereignty. The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Galatians, encourages us with these profound words: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9, NIV). 

Paul understood the importance of perseverance and steadfastness in the face of delays, knowing that God’s timing would bring forth a bountiful harvest.

In the realm of faith, time is not an obstacle but a canvas upon which God paints His masterpiece. It is during the moments of waiting that we learn to lean on Him, seek His guidance and align our desires with His will. 

Our challenge lies in fully embracing this truth and allowing it to shape our perspective and actions.

The timeless truth remains: God is always right on time. From the pages of Scripture to the stories of believers throughout history, we see the evidence of divine appointments and unfailing faith. 

As we navigate the uncertainties of life, let us hold fast to the assurance that God’s timing is perfect, purposeful and filled with boundless love and wisdom. May we trust in Him, surrender our plans and patiently wait for His promises to unfold.

Adam White is the Senior Pastor of New Beginning Assembly in Port St. Joe, FL, and is ordained through the Assemblies of God. Email him at or follow his twitter @awhite1020.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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