Waiting plays an important role in our walk with Christ. But after months and even years of waiting on God to fulfill His promises, we can grow weary in well-doing, especially when the promise doesn’t come when and how we think it should. When there are no outward and visible signs that God is working in the midst of your situation, it’s easy to become discouraged.
Abraham and Sarah grew impatient and decided to act rather than wait. They learned the hard way that their best efforts couldn’t take them where they wanted to go. Even though they messed up royally more than once along the way, God used their mistakes to bring them to the end of themselves where they could see that God alone would fulfill His promise, His way and in His timing.
That is the beautiful thing about our covenant relationship with God. Often, we make the mistake of thinking that God’s promise depends completely on us to fulfill, but since it is His plan, He takes responsibility to bring it to completion. Our job is to listen and obey as He leads.
For His name’s sake, God ensures that His Word does not depend on the frailty of our humanity. When you finally get that, you can rest in the assurance that He will fulfill His promise in spite of you.
If you’re watching and waiting on God to fulfill His promise, know that He is faithful, even when we are not. The Bible says when (not if) you’re tired and weary, rest in Him, knowing that God does not sleep. Resting means releasing God’s promises for Him to fulfill and knowing you can trust Him at His word.
I pray that God will strengthen your faith, enabling you to receive all that He has promised in due time.
Hast thou not known? has thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fail: but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:28-31)