By: Amanda Becker
I have to admit-- this past weekend I hardly got anything done-- I sat outside and just soaked up the sun.
Spring is finally here, and as I see all the flowers popping up and the buds starting to open, I'm reminded of God's promises. He's made certain promises to all of us believers, but probably spoken more specific promises to you and your family, as He did mine.
My husband and I had to wait 6 1/2 years before we had our son, and I can tell you this: it wasn't because we didn't want children! We were beginning to wonder if we'd ever have a child. Questions from family and friends didn't make it any easier-- it was far from easy at times. But we kept clinging to what we knew was God's promise for our lives, holding onto faith.
In the waiting period, some days the promise can feel so distant that we lose sight of it. We get beaten down by the wait and the not knowing. The world so loudly tells us that we don't need to wait, that everything should happen when we want it, but just as we cannot will the seasons into changing, we cannot rush God's promises.
Abraham and Sarah waited 25 years for their promise of a son. Along the way, Sarah became weary of waiting on the Lord and devised an intervention which ended in a son through their slave, Hagar. Long story short, their meddling in God’s planned made for more twists and turns than necessary. This happens far too often when we go ahead of God's plan for us. We bring more trouble and pain for ourselves, rather than his perfect plan if we'd only waited on Him.
Friend, are you feeling jaded and impatient? Take this opportunity to just soak up his presence. Remember just as the spring comes with new life, so does his promises. My husband and I are now in between homes, and some days I feel as though we're waiting with no avail, but my life has taught me that our God is faithful. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. There is no promise that the Lord has made that will not be fulfilled in his time. And when His promises are fulfilled… it is always, always worth the wait.
Word of the Day:
“God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” Numbers 23:19
Dear Lord, thank you for the spring. Thank you for revealing your faithfulness to us. Help us to be content in your timing, that our endurance may grow and our faith never waiver. Thank you for the promises you've already fulfilled and those that have yet to come. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.