Hi there! Hope you are doing well.
So, how to wait patiently without losing faith in God? I will begin with the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth.
Zechariah had been married to Elizabeth and scripture says in Luke 1:6 that “they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless”. And it continues to say that they had no child because Elizabeth was barren and they both had become well stricken in years. But these two despite the lack of the fruit of the womb continued in the faith and in service to God. Of all other cases of delay in child bearing in the scripture theirs is different because they were both righteous before God and were blameless in keeping His commandments and ordinances. So why was Elizabeth unable to bring forth a child? Then one day while Zechariah executed his duties in the priest’s office before God burning incense, angel Gabriel was sent to visit him and inform him of the coming birth of John the Baptist. Zechariah doubted the good news that was sent to him because they had both become “well stricken in age”. Why did God have to wait until they were well stricken in age? Then Angel Gabriel said to him “behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season”.
Now, the last part of what he said caught my attention. That they would be fulfilled “in their season”. I am aware that most times we go through delay by our own doing, because we are not doing what God has asked us to do and as such are not yet ready for the fulfilment of His promises in our lives but at other times like the case of Zechariah and Elizabeth who were blameless and wanting nothing, they were delayed because the time had not yet come for the manifestation of John the Baptist who was to be the fore runner of Christ, preparing the way for His coming.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”. God has given everything in your life and my life a season and a time for the fulfilment of every purpose He has in our lives. That same Ecclesiastes 3 says in verse 11 that “He hath made everything beautiful in his time”. His time, not yours and definitely not mine or that of people putting you under pressure for one reason or the other. Sometimes we just have to be still and know that He is God. He cannot lie and what He says is from His fore-knowledge of your future. He is never late, His timing is the most perfect one irrespective of what may be happening around us. Wait on Him and know that it will be done in His time not yours, when He is done with you and is sure you are ready.
Trust Him enough to believe in His timing for you. In fact, begin to completely rely on His timing for the different aspects of your life that they may come together perfectly. It may be late in your timing and that of men like Zechariah and Elizabeth but not with Him. John the Baptist arrived right on time. So at such times you just have to trust in His own timing and to stand in faith having done all He has asked of you. Therefore “be careful (anxious) for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” Amen.
I love you but I know that He loves you more. I pray that we will be like Zechariah and Elizabeth who continued to serve God and to walk in His ordinances and commandments blameless, holding on to their faith even when they did not understand why they couldn’t have a child yet. So, hold on to your faith, it is more precious than gold that perishes (1 Peter 1:7) and be still, even patient that God has got your back!
God bless you and do have a great week!
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