Anticipating The Promise
Posted: Saturday, January 31
Verse of the day:
On this night the Lord kept his promise to bring his people out of the land of Egypt. (Exodus 12:42)
Have you ever had someone break a promise to you? Maybe when you were a kid your parent promised to take you on some adventure but something came up and they weren’t able to? Or you told someone a secret and they promised they wouldn’t tell anyone only to find out later they didn’t keep their word? Or maybe you met someone at an alter where you both made promises before God, your family, and friends that you would love, honor, and cherish each other until death do you part only to have those promises broken a few years later? It hurts when someone breaks a promise. It leaves you feeling disappointed, angry, and betrayed.
This is how the Israelites may have felt during their 430 year of slavery in Egypt. They had been promised a land of milk & honey but for 430 long years they had been slaves in a land not their own. Many had probably given up on the promise believing that God was not going to come through. But He did! He was working everything out for their good and in His wisdom He knew what timing was best to fulfill His promise.
Sometimes we begin to doubt God’s faithfulness when He doesn’t act on our timing. We want Him to move quickly and act on His promises when we think He should. But God has more wisdom then we do. He is able to see the bigger picture and knows the exact right time to act. 2 Peter 3:9 Says, “The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake.”
What promise of God are you waiting on? Don’t give up hope if you don’t see things moving as quickly as you would like! Remember that God is faithful and will keep His word in His perfect timing!