What has God promised you? Have you been waiting for a while? It’s hard when you know that you have heard from God, and yet you still don’t have the answer. It’s not easy, in the middle, when you have latched on to a promise in the Word of God, and you don’t see it in your life. Maybe you start to doubt. Maybe you start to doubt yourself. You feel like you are doing something wrong, or maybe you just aren’t worthy enough to receive. Or you doubt God. Maybe you think God doesn’t care about you. Or God doesn’t really love you. Or even worse, maybe you entertain the idea that God isn’t real, even though you have experienced God in the past. Perhaps you start to doubt that the promises in God’s Word are really His will for you.
Let me tell you this, and listen closely, God’s will is to bless you. God loves you and cares about you deeply. If God has promised it, He will do it. The answer is yes in Christ.
“For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silvanus and Timothy—was not yes and no, but is yes in Him. For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.”
2 Corinthians 1:19-22 NASB
In Christ all the promises of God are yes and amen. Jesus is your yes with God, because He has done all the work. If you are born again and redeemed by Christ, all His good works are credited to you. All the good that you don’t deserve is given to you, on Christ’s account. Only Jesus deserves everything good. But if you are in Christ, that goodness, that deserving, is given to you. God blesses you with everything that Christ earned. So that promise you are believing for, is already yours in Christ. God is not deciding if He will grant you the good thing He has promised, He is working in your life now to bring it to pass. Your part is to receive by faith, and trust Him. The author of Hebrews has something to say on this topic.
“And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “I WILL SURELY BLESS YOU AND I WILL SURELY MULTIPLY YOU.” And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise.”
Hebrews 6:11-15 NASB
Abraham waited many years on a son. He waited a long time. He had faith, He believed God. And because of that faith, He had patience. That is the key for you; faith and patience. Believe what God has promised, and rest in that. God has never let anyone down. And He will never let you down. Trust God. Have patience in the waiting. Patience is just as important as faith in regards to receiving. Patience in the waiting also allows you to have contentment and joy while you wait. God’s will is not for you to be down and out because you are not holding the fulfillment to His promise. God’s will is for you to have peace, love, and joy the whole time, even when that doesn’t make sense. Never give up your faith. Be patient in the waiting, because God can’t lie.
God is a suddenly God, and the God of the process. God works both ways. Most of the time if you experience a suddenly in your life, it is in fact the culmination of a long process. God loves process. Learn to embrace process with faith and patience. Just when you think it’s all over, and God’s not working, you step into the suddenly, and see that God was working the whole time in the process. God loves process because God loves you. Life is not just about you getting something from God, even though that matters. Life is about God molding you into who He has created you to be, in the process. All the manifestations of God’s blessings are just a bonus. Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, have faith and patience in the waiting. God loves you, and when you reach your suddenly answer, you will see that.