Hoping and Waiting

Have you been waiting for something to happen in your life that you just KNOW is supposed to come to pass? There is a deep knowing and hope inside of you that it will happen, but you sometimes wonder if it ever will.

Perhaps it is something that God promised you long ago and you have been watching and waiting, watching and waiting.

Maybe it’s something that you know you were born to do but you haven’t seen it manifest in your life, yet.

I encourage you to read and study the life of Abraham.

Romans 4:16-25. God had given Abraham a promise that he would be the father of many nations. Abraham and his wife, Sarah, grew very old, past the years that were possible for childbirth and had no children. But Abraham knew he heard from God, he had faith in God that His promises were true, that God would make a way when there seemed to be no way.

God was faithful, as He always is. He spoke life into the bodies of Abraham and Sarah when they were in their nineties and Isaac was miraculously conceived and born. He spoke life into that which was dead (their reproductive systems) and called into existence Isaac, their son.

Abraham continued to hope, even when there was no possibility in the natural…he hoped with a supernatural hope in God. With God, all things are possible. And God’s timing is always perfect.

Why the delay, you might ask? Why wait so long to fulfill your promises, God? When Sarah gave birth to Isaac, it was truly supernatural, beyond all natural possibilities. The promise of God was birthed only by the power and might of all the Almighty. No man or woman could take the credit. It was truly a miracle.

I don’t know about you, but when God’s promises come to pass in my life, I want to know that it is Him making it happen, not me. In the meantime, I will meditate on His promises to me, His goodness, His faithfulness and put my hand to whatever He gives me to do in the waiting.

When God saw Abraham’s faith and his hope, God counted him as righteous and faithful. I want to be like that, too. I mean, I hope it doesn’t take until I’m in my nineties to see all of His promises in my life to be fulfilled, but I will continue to hope in Him and in the finished work of the cross.

Keep on speaking those promises and desires that God has given you and placed in the deepest places of your heart. Thank Him for fulfilling those promises, even before they happen. Have faith in God and His Word.

Take a minute and read Hebrews chapter 11. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith is everything. Faith is what pleases God. Don’t lose faith!

Here’s a song to listen to and worship to as you dwell on His promises for you. Great is Your faithfulness to me, Lord!

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