Day 16: WONDERS— Are You up to Believing Him?
'LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.'—Isaiah 25:1 (ESV)
'you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago'—WONDERS: Photo by Genessa Panainte on Unsplash
And then time went by
Have you ever been challenged to step out in faith and trust God for something He has promised you?
Maybe you gave up a financial choice or career opportunity because you wanted to trust in the word He gave you. Maybe you felt inspired. Full of hope and anticipation.
But then time when by … and some more time went by.
And you weren’t seeing His promise to you come into fruition, let alone even some progress toward it.
Maybe you did start to see some changes and then a crisis hits or you come to an obstacle in your journey that seems too impossible to overcome and you start wondering “Did I do the right thing?” “Was God’s promise to me true?”
Greater than your circumstances
What do you need in a time like this? The answer is, you need to trust Him.
This is not a blind kind of trust. This is a trust in a God who is greater than your circumstance and whose promises are true.
God’s promises to us do not always happen immediately. Some may take months to come into fruition, some years and some don’t even come to us in this lifetime.
But we need to trust in Him nevertheless. He who promised is faithful.
Isaiah 25:1 says “O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.”
We need to acknowledge that we serve a God who has done wonderful things for us, and that His plans for us are formed of old. He is a faithful God and His words are sure.
If you ever doubt whether the promises you have received from God are true or whether He will follow through with what He has promised, you need not to look any further than Hebrews 6.
The certainty of God’s promise is made clear in the passage from verses 13 – 20
13 For example, there was God’s promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name, saying: 14“I will certainly bless you, and I will multiply your descendants beyond number.” 15Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised. 16Now when people take an oath, they call on someone greater than themselves to hold them to it. And without any question that oath is binding. 17God also bound himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind. 18So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. 19This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. 20Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek”
God cannot lie
In essence, when God makes a promise to you, you can be sure you will receive it for two reasons: a promise is an oath that is not broken by anyone, let alone God and it is God who is making the promise to you.
Since it is impossible to for God to lie, you can know His words are unchanging. No matter how much time may pass while you wait.
Do you think 2018 could be a year where you renew your wholehearted trust in Him to fulfil these promises for you?
Do you have a promise that God has given you, maybe a long time ago, that you haven’t fully received yet?
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