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SSD Painting Series #1: Trust the Timing

Updated: Oct 4, 2020

"Trust the Timing" was originally featured during my special giveaway/SSD appreciation week that I did for the #POstables a year ago. For those of you not familiar with this hashtag, "POstables" is the name given to the devoted followers of Hallmark's Signed, Sealed, Delivered (SSD) series (if you haven't watched it yet, cancel all of your weekend plans and get ready for an epic binge-fest). I am so proud to be a part of this kind, supportive, and AMAZING family and love chatting with them on a daily basis. If you're on Twitter, be sure to connect with us using the hashtag!

"Trust the timing" is a phrase used throughout the Signed, Sealed, Delivered series. It is a reminder to place our trust in the Lord's timing, rather than our own, as well as to learn to recognize His divine providence in our lives. I don't know about you, but I am an impatient person. I don't like waiting. I don't like the unknown. I want know exactly what's going to happen, when it will happen, and how it will happen (maybe that's just the scientist in me). But God's not like that. Instead, He asks for us to trust and have faith in Him. To keep our eyes on Him even when we don't know how it will all play out. God's plans are not our plans, nor do they happen on our timetable. We do know, however, that His plans are good and His timing is perfect. 

Included in this painting are images of a flower called the crocus. In the movie "From Paris With Love," Oliver O'Toole and Shane McInerney are discussing the cold weather. Oliver then poetically states (as he always does), "I believe a hard winter like this teaches us to find signs of hope in the smallest of things. You see...A crocus peeking out of the snow and you never take spring for granted again." A crocus, therefore, is a sign of hope that winter, no matter how bitter and never-ending it may seem, is ephemeral. Spring WILL always come again, but it will come in its due time. We can't rush the earthly seasons. We don't have that kind of power. Likewise, we cannot rush the seasons of our lives. The dream job, the perfect house, finding someone to spend your life with, starting a family, or even the small, seemingly inconsequential moments of our lives - when we place all of that in the hands of our Father, that is when we really start living. So, no matter what stage of life you're in, let go, and #TrustTheTiming. God's got this. 

Side Note: For anyone interested in painting, check out this YouTube video. It's what I used as a guide for painting the crocuses (although mine didn't come out nearly as good!!).

Disclaimer: Signed, Sealed, Delivered and all associated characters/dialogue/stories belong to Martha Williamson and Crown Media.

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