What God says He will do, no matter how long it may seem to take from our vantage point. A great reassurance of that fact is found in these verses:
"Then the LORD took note of Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had promised. So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him ... Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.” Genesis 21.1-2,5
Few stories seem more outrageous, or dare we say - unbelievable. But, the facts are verified. An elderly couple in their extreme old age DID have a son born to them, and the genealogy of Jesus can be traced back to them and this son. In essence, our very lives hinge on this fulfilled promise.
God's timing is everything. Promises made are promises kept and fulfilled, no matter how long it make seem to take. The phrase, "at the appointed time," speaks volumes. What God promises and does, He does "at the appointed time."
Many have wondered why Jesus has not returned to planet Earth yet. It's been over 2,000 years; perhaps He's not coming back at all. Remember that this event is also scheduled by our Father "at the appointed time." And who knows just how close we might be to that appointed time?
We can live confidently, patiently, and expectantly today, knowing that all is under the jurisdiction of God's appointed time.
©Steve Taylor, 2019 --Used by permission