Today, we are going to focus on Mark 1:15a (which means the first part of verse 15): "and saying, 'The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand.'  These were John's words about Jesus' entrance into the world and God's kingdom now beginning in a new, fresh way. "The time is fulfilled."  Over and over again the Bible affirms there is a time and a season for everything under heaven (see Ecclesiastes 3).  When Paul talks about the birth of Jesus in Galatians 4, he says, "In the fulness of time, Jesus was born of a woman."

At the right time, according to God's time and plan, Jesus entered the world, fulfilled the prophecy of all the prophets and inaugurated the kingdom of God.  It was all in God's time and plan.  At just the right time, as God desired, Jesus began his ministry.  The kingdom of God had come to earth to begin God's plan of redemption.

When you feel depressed, repeat to yourself over and over again, "The time is fulfilled."  When you feel like you can't go on, say, "The time is fulfilled."  Nothing is beyond God's care.  Nothing is beyond God's control.  He will work for you at the right time, according to his plan.  Trust him.  He knows all.  He controls all.  There is a plan he is working out.  We see it in Jesus' coming.  You'll see it in your life.

Everything in life is according to God's time and plan.