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Believe Until You See It
By Lisa Black, Contributing Writer

“Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what He had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised Him. Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him. Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.” Genesis 21: 1-3, 5

At the age of seventy-five God told Abraham, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you..” (Genesis 12: 1-2). Twenty-five years later, at the age of one hundred Isaac was born. Though it was twenty-five years before the promised was fulfilled, God did what He said He would do. Abraham had to wait on God, and no matter what happened or no matter what Abraham did (He did make some mistakes along the way), God’s promise manifested at the appointed time. I’m not advocating blatant sin and disobedience; I’m simply saying that if you’ve messed up, repent, get back on track, obey God, and continue to wait.

Beloved, there is an appointed time of your promise. Just because you don’t see it now, doesn’t mean that it will not happen. Don’t be bothered by what you see, wait on God like Abraham. Go get yourself a bulldog faith that says, “I don’t care what it looks like I believe God.” Build your faith muscles by continuing in His word and confessing the word over your promise, and stay joyful. Don’t worry about how long it is taking; a watched clock never seems to move. Keep serving, and don’t stop believing it shall come to pass.

In Christ’s Service,