A Recap of Waiting

I thought I might reiterate what we talked about a couple weeks ago in regard to waiting on God as seen in Abraham’s life. Sometimes we get so preoccupied with ourselves that we neglect what is most important, our relationship with Jesus and others. God made promises to us as His people.

God promises to be not just our future, but also our hope. In the scriptures HOPE is also a form of waiting on God. Romans 8:24-25 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

God’s promises to Abraham were:
  1. A son.This promise lead to Abraham learning patient trust because he had to wait for this son for 25 years, but God was always true to His promise.
  2. A blessing. The blessing to Abraham should have led him to BE a blessing.  For a very long time Abraham lived a self-centered life until God taught him confidence and humility. Confidence that God is true to his words and humility (this is the opposite of arrogance and boasting), because it is God who is true to His word.
  3. A Land. Abraham never even sees all of the land become his, he gets a well and eventually a cave. But it is trusting God’s promises that give him an inextinguishable hope, because God always come through.
By looking through the scriptures we constantly see that God always seems slow, and yet He is right on time. Trying to rush God doesn’t get humanity anywhere except more and more frantic and lost.
Our admonition to you this week is to slow down, enjoy what God has placed before you, and simply trust that He is able to work out all things with His promised words.