Waiting for the promise.
When I was pregnant there were times I forgot that there was a baby, and it just felt like a long and difficult process for months. I couldn’t see, hear or feel the baby for a while at the beginning, I just felt sick but I had to believe the doctors report, that in nine months a baby would come. By the end my patience had worn thin and I began to wonder if the pregnancy would ever end.... it did, and my daughter came at exactly the right time!
Most of the time we can’t see, hear or feel the promises of God. Often it can feel like our faith walk is just hard, and we can feel sick with fear, disappointment and doubt, asking over and over ‘did God really say that?’.
Scripture says in Habbakuk 2:3 “For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” Irrespective of what we feel or think, faith declares “I will believe the report of the Lord!” and just like at the end of my pregnancy a baby was born no matter what I felt. No matter how our patience may be worn thin, when the time is right the promises of God will be fulfilled in our lives!