All of us expect God to do many things in our lives… the things we want, we dream of or we think are good for us. But most of the time, it looks like God does other things instead. My brother, my sister, how many times have you anticipated God’s movement in one direction, but then He led you to another? How many times did you trust Him to handle a situation immediately, but He took all His time or did nothing (or so it seemed to you!)… at those time we forget that all promises of God for us will never arrive late “For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Tough it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay” (Habakkuk 2:3). Sometimes too, we thought we were going to wait for a long time in another situation, and almost overnight the Lord solved what appeared to be impossible.
My friends, the problem is that we all know that God is sovereign and He knows what is best for us, yet we struggle to trust what He is doing in our lives. The Bible says “in all things God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8:28). So, , if you believe that He is a God only when he tells you ” yes”, then you will live a very confused life. You see, in His Sovereignty, He has wonderfully and graciously brought you to the place you are right now and He is pointing you to His son, Jesus Christ and saying to you, “START THERE, AT THE CROSS!” For what seems impossible is nothing for Him. Besides, He allowed the situations you are experiencing to happen. So, instead of looking horizontally into your circumstances, look vertically to the One who died and rose again for you, knowing that your situation could be a lesson to be learned while waiting, in prayer and meditation of His Word, to see His plans and His promises fulfilled in your life.
My friends, we must not misinterpret the fact that God is asking us to wait, because when He intervenes, in His perfect sovereignty, you will be surprised. Like Job (Job 2:10), we must learn to say “Shall I receive good at the hand of God and not calamity too ?’ Shall I give him praise for good health and curse His name when ill health strikes?’ The sad truth today is that many believers become desperate in front of unwanted situations, and therefore, they miss out on what God wants to do in their lives as God allows an impossible situation to teach us to trust Him because He does not share His glory. Today, let’s learn to rebuild our lives around His eternal perspective seeing the great opportunities that are hidden in our difficult or impossible situations. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.