Waiting Patiently For The Promise


Scripture: Hebrews 6:

13 For example, there was God’s promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name, saying:

14 “I will certainly bless you,
      and I will multiply your descendants beyond number.”

15 Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised.

Observation: Sometimes its hard to wait patiently for the promise God has given you, but don’t lose your assurance that God will do what He said He would do.

Application:  Recently our church had vacation Bible school and one of the nightly themes was “Fear Not!  God will do what He said He would do.”  This is a good lesson for all of us.  We must learn to wait patiently upon the promises of God and know that when the time is right, that God will come through for you.  God has promised that if we follow Him, and love Him, and each other, that we will have abundance and peace in this life, and that we will share in Christ’s inheritance in the eternal life to come. 

We may not be seeing abundance and peace today, right now at this moment we may have trials and hardships, but that doesn’t mean that God doesn’t live up to His promises.  Just because we aren’t seeing it, doesn’t mean that it isn’t going to happen.  God lives outside of our timelines, and doesn’t operate according to our schedules, he always does what needs to be done exactly when it should be done.  God is always right on time.

We live in a world of microwaves, and near instant communication across the globe.  Within seconds we can send a message, hear a voice, or see the image of another person who is on the complete opposite side of the planet.  It’s a hurry up and get it done world, so we feel the need to get God to respond to us just as quickly.

We should take a lesson from Abraham, and Job, and some of the other patriarchs of our faith and practice some patience.  Realize that God is always on time, and that just because we want it now, doesn’t mean that now is the best time for us to have it.

Prayer: Father God,

I thank you for your perfect timing.  I know that I often want things to happen faster than they do, but as I look back on my life I can see where you have moved in miraculously good time to make things work out just as they should.  Keep my confidence strong in you and help me to always trust in your timing.

Love Michael

Yield:  I give up my notions of microwave miracles.

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