What have you been forgetting about GOD, how HE’s helped you so many times?
The consequences of forgetting, the Bible says in Psalm 106.13 (LB is, “...they would not wait.”
Instead of forgetting you remember GOD’s promises.
There are over 7,000 of them in the Bible. Whenever I have a problem, I find a promise. When I face a problem, I look for a promise. The promises are always greater than the problems you’re facing.
Psalm 103.2 (TLB), “I will bless the LORD and not forget the glorious things HE does for me.”
2 Peter 3.9 (JB), “The LORD is not being slow to carry out HIS promises but HE is being patient with you.”
You ask, “Why isn’t GOD fulfilling the promise in my life?” HE’s waiting on you. You think you’re waiting on GOD? HE’s waiting on you to learn to not fear, not fret, not faint, not forget. HE wants you to learn that before HE brings the solution.
HE has some things HE wants you to develop first, some growth patterns HE wants you to put into your life. GOD’s never in a hurry. HE can do things immediately, but HE’s working on a larger agenda. The delays that come in your life do not destroy GOD’s purpose. They fulfill GOD’s purpose in your life. They make you a better person.
What is it you’ve been waiting on GOD to do? For HIM to turn a problem around? To answer a prayer? To make a way in a place where it seems impossible for there to be a way, financially or physically or any other way? Maybe you’ve been waiting on GOD to bring that right person along? Maybe you’ve been waiting on GOD to turn a crisis into a solution? GOD hasn’t forgotten. And a delay is not a denial. Not yet is not the same thing as No.
Habakkuk 2.3 (TLB), “These things won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!”
The things you’ve waited for in your life, GOD will bring to fulfillment if you do not faint, do not fret, do not fear, do not forget.
Just a thought from the front porch…