Be expectant

02 April 2019
‘For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land.’

When God promises you something, it means it’ll happen. It may not happen when we want it to happen, but God’s timing is perfect. Waiting for God’s promises to be fulfilled in our lives can be really hard. If we’ve been waiting a long time, we can begin to wonder whether anything’s actually going to change. When the Israelites were in the wilderness, God told them: ‘For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land.’ The words ‘is bringing’ shows that God’s promise to them about entering the ‘good land’ hadn’t yet been fulfilled. After 40 years of wandering around the desert, it wouldn’t have been surprising if some of the Israelites had started to doubt God’s promise. The description they were given of the land (which you can read in Deuteronomy 8:7-9) might have seemed unlikely, and too big a promise, after they had experienced the wilderness for so long. But He did bring them to the land. And He will fulfil the promises He’s made to us too. He wants us to wait expectantly. Just because something’s not immediately evident doesn’t mean it won’t happen. It’s like if we asked God for an oak tree, and He gave us an acorn. At that point we may think God didn’t hear and answer our prayer. But the oak tree is in the acorn; it’s just a matter of time before what’s inside bursts out. Whatever God has promised us, the seeds are already within us. We need to water them, nurture them, and refuse to let anyone uproot them. Other people’s opinions can cause us to doubt what we’ve heard from God, but we need to stand strong and wait expectantly for His promises to be fulfilled.

 

What Now?

Plant a seed and then nurture it. As you’re waiting for the plant to grow, ask God to help you wait expectantly for His promises to be fulfilled in your life.

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