All The Days Of My Appointed Time, Will I Wait Upon The Lord, Till My Change Comes
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
Habakkuk 2:3 (KJV)
Many times, we feel that God is too slow in coming through with His Word. We often feel like taking a shortcut. But beloved, if you take a shortcut you will cut yourself short. Remain steadfast in the word of God.
Let us look at the Patriarch Abraham, who today is called the “father of faith”. When God promised him a son, such a thing did not appear feasible from the human standpoint. In fact, it seemed impossible for the word of God to come to pass. The more impossible it looked, the more reassuring God was. And for the next twenty-five years all Abraham had was the promise. It got to the point that Sarah begged Abraham to help God. He took a shortcut and gave birth to Ishmael. But no sooner was Ishmael conceived than trouble began in his home. Eventually, Abraham had to let go of the son he had gotten through a shortcut.
Abraham was not the only human who tried to help God. Take a moment to remember Jacob and the various methods he used to get wealth from Laban, his uncle. Jacob eventually had to let go of all that he had acquired crookedly and had to seek his true blessing. You must let go of “Ishmael” for “Isaac” to come. At times it may look like God’s promise is delayed, but be assured that the blessing will occur at its appointed time. It will not tarry, so patiently wait for it.
Please wait on God’s timing. Job 14:14 says, “If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come” (KJV). The wait may appear long but as the Psalmist rightly said, “[. . .] weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” (Psalm 30:5, KJV). Your morning of joy has come. The Lord has chosen to remember you. This is the day that the Lord has made for you to rejoice in. Get ready for your miracle because it shall surely come.
11 Our great desire is that each of you keep up your eagerness to the end, so that the things you hope for will come true. 12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to be like those who believe and are patient, and so receive what God has promised.
God’s Sure Promise
13 When God made his promise to Abraham, he made a vow to do what he had promised. Since there was no one greater than himself, he used his own name when he made his vow. 14 He said, “I promise you that I will bless you and give you many descendants.” 15 Abraham was patient, and so he received what God had promised. 16 When we make a vow, we use the name of someone greater than ourselves, and the vow settles all arguments. 17 To those who were to receive what he promised, God wanted to make it very clear that he would never change his purpose; so he added his vow to the promise. 18 There are these two things, then, that cannot change and about which God cannot lie. So we who have found safety with him are greatly encouraged to hold firmly to the hope placed before us. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for our lives. It is safe and sure, and goes through the curtain of the heavenly temple into the inner sanctuary. 20 On our behalf Jesus has gone in there before us and has become a high priest forever, in the priestly order of Melchizedek.[a]
His anger lasts only a moment,
his goodness for a lifetime.
Tears may flow in the night,
but joy comes in the morning.
17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb:
20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
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