Consider This | While Waiting | “Helping” God
Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised. Hebrews 6:15
“God said what? A baby! Abe, are you serious?” Sarah struggled out of her recliner and leaned heavily on her cane. “But we’re…y’know…old and you’re…well…” She shrugged and lifted a skeptical gray brow. Abraham shook his head slowly. “I know, but that’s what He said. A son for us. I can hardly believe it, but He’s God. He can do anything.” Sarah mentally began ordering baby furniture while Abraham leaned on his staff, his mind a hundred miles away. A son! His heart’s desire. It was incredible, impossible, but God said to trust Him, so he would. Now where had he put those toys he’d carved years ago…
We have the benefit of knowing the whole story, but they didn’t. God had promised, so they got ready to receive it. Nursery finished, toys on the shelves… and they waited. A year went by. Two years. They got older and it got more impossible. Abraham never stopped believing God, but he decided maybe God needed his help. So he and Sarah came up with a terrible plan to “help” the promise. Their plan resulted in the Middle eastern conflict. When we try to help God with His promise, we create a bigger mess. Waiting means waiting. We don’t know how long. We don’t know why. But when we wait with expectation, trusting that God is at work, we will always receive what He promised. Right on time. Always.
Final Thought: In what ways have to tried to “help” God accomplish what He has promised you? Has it caused problems?
Prayer: Father, I believe you showed me some things about my future, but they haven’t happened yet and I get discouraged. I am tempted to give up or try to make it happen on my own. Help me wait patiently for you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.