Monday, October 4, 2021

His Time Will Come

 By: Joanne Viola

 No matter how many times we may read the stories in Scripture, they bring a timely word with each reading. They are there for us as an example, for our instruction, and to keep us from falling.

Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. Therefore let the one who thinks he stands watch out that he does not fall.” (1 Corinthians 10:11-12, NASB)

Abraham once had some visitors, for whom he told his wife Sarah to prepare a meal. He ran to his herd, “took a tender and choice calf ” and had it prepared.

While they were eating, they spoke to Abraham:

He said, “I will certainly return to you at this time next year; and behold, your wife Sarah will have a son.” (Genesis 18:10, NASB)

Sarah, who was eavesdropping at the tent door, laughed for she knew enough about herself to know she was well past the age and ability to get pregnant. Scripture makes sure we know this to be true:

Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; Sarah was past childbearing.”
(Genesis 18:11, NASB)

Although Sarah laughed to herself, the Lord raises the question we often hear quoted when facing impossible situations:

“Is anything too difficult for the Lord?” (verse 14a, NASB)

But this recent reading had my attention on the second part of that verse which can be easily overlooked:

At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”
(verse 14b, NASB)

There is no difficulty the Lord cannot overcome and bring us through. But may we never forget it is all in His appointed time.

When a difficulty seems to drag on the temptation will be to think:

  • It is too difficult or impossible to overcome.
  • God has forgotten about us.
  • God doesn’t care.

May we refute these lies by remembering a delay means …

The time has not yet come for God to act.
But it will come!


Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

1 comment:

  1. Amen. God's timetable seldom lines up with ours. May we keep expectant eyes on Him during the waiting time.


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