The church I pastor just sold our building and bought a new one after a three-year delay in the project. We had someone come to us wanting to buy our building, and another group comes to us wanting us to buy theirs. It made sense, and God seemed to be behind it until the buyer for our building dropped out. It was a blessing in disguise because COVID came up. Then another buyer popped up, and the process started all over again as we are coming out of quarantine. Waiting on God’s promises is a hard thing to do, but He is always faithful.
“yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God,”
Are You Convinced
Abraham was a man of faith. He believed in God’s promise to make his descendants as many as the stars in the sky or the sands on the sea. That’s saying something considering he didn’t have his son Isaac until he was 100 years old. Paul tells us in Romans that Abraham never wavered in unbelief but grew strong in faith. Do you have the perseverance to grow strong in faith? Are you willing to wait years for God’s promise to come true? Even more, are you willing to give God the glory while you wait? Abraham was fully convinced that God was able to do what He promised.
Waiting on God has to be at the top of the list of hard things to do. You see a lot of people in the Bible waiting on the Lord. To those who persevere, you see a wonderful result. To those who don’t, there is a trail of calamity that follows. Learning to wait can’t be sped up. You have to put in the hours.
Waiting on God’s Promises
If you are convinced that God promised you something, then learn to be content in waiting. God’s timing is the best, and He will fulfill His promise to you when it best suits Him. Don’t waver in your belief but grow strong in your faith. People may cast doubts but stay focused on Jesus.