Waiting on God for anything is a blessed period in anyone’s life because it is at those times we are closest to God and desperately, carefully and attentively chasing after Him.
A time comes however, when the fulfilment of the promise comes to pass and all those days of waiting, anguish, discouragement and sometimes despair over the delay of that thing ends.
There are some parts of Scripture which we hold on to as a promise for what God will do in our lives and then when it’s fulfilled, that specific portion of Scripture doesn’t hold that weight it once did on us, we then read it only with fond memories of a faithful God.
Doubtless, there will be many other promises we hold on to at any given time of our lives but we must mark those fulfilled parts as monuments of God’s faithfulness and a reminder of our lonely days of waiting and hoping.
What parts of Scripture remind you of a certain period when It was your anchor as you waited on the Lord?
As I again prayed, meditated and highlighted a certain part of Scripture I am currently still holding on to for its fulfilment – which I know is imminent – a bittersweet feeling came over me.
I know the promise is about to come to pass and this part of Scripture will soon be a monument of God’s faithfulness, yet, I do not despise these days of waiting, hoping, trusting and holding on.
Let me only continue to bask in it until it is perfectly manifested.
It may be a prophecy for now but soon, it will be a memory –
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time. It hastens to the end and will not fail. If it should be slow in coming, wait for it, For it will surely come—it will not delay”(Habakkuk 2:3)
From the days of Abraham when God gave the prophecy of the Promised Land, it took 400+ years of slavery, sin, disobedience, repentance, deaths, loss, restoration and more waiting but finally and many generations after, Joshua, on his way to the grave was able to tell the Israelites:
“…You will know with all your heart and with all your soul that NOT ONE word of the good things which Adonai your God spoke concerning you has failed to happen. All of them have come to pass for you; not one word has failed”(Joshua 23:14)
When it comes for me, may I remember to, “Bless Adonai, O my soul, and FORGET NOT all His benefits”(Psalms 103:2)