Have any of you heard something from Him, or felt like He was telling you something would happen, and then you wait. . . and wait . . . and wait.
Is it just me? – or does anyone want to ask Him, “God, I KNOW you said this would happen and I feel like I should be doing better than I am, soooooo. . . . do you think your watch stopped? Can you check the battery?”
Well, if you ever felt like you have waited forever for something to occur, you might want to glance back at David’s life. I mean, God anointed him king when he was only a boy – probably no older than 15 according to the NASB.
Then David gets put into King Saul’s service (awkward) and he kills Goliath (think Saul may have been jealous?) then Saul tries to kill him (yep, could have predicted that one) and then he goes around hiding in caves (not a pleasant place to fall asleep).
This wasn’t over the course of a year. But over 15 years! David was anointed king, but waited 15 years of an absolute crazy, warlike, awkward life until he was officially crowned king of Judah. Then he had to wait another 7 years before he was crowned king over all Israel!
Didn’t Daddy tell Samuel back in 1 Samuel 16 to anoint David king? Yep. You got it, but David was a shepherd then – a boy. David had some learning to do, don’t you think?
As do we.
And what about Abraham? God promised Abraham an heir and then Sarah got so fed up with waiting she gave Hagar to Abraham. Ishmael was like 14 years old when Issac was born, so Abraham waited at least 15 years before God’s promise came to pass.
But what did Abraham do?
“Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Romans 4:3
Don’t be discouraged. Believe what God says to you, but understand, it is in His timing.
And although at times it feels like His timing is off, Daddy knows best.
And Daddy’s timing is perfect.
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