Sometimes I need to remember that the story’s not finished.
“Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.” 21:45
If you’ve been reading along with us, this is huge! We’ve read as the Israelites have struggled in their relationship with God, waited on his promises and sometimes disobediently steered away from his leadership. It’s been a long, relatable ride.
And now, finally, God proved himself faithful in fulfilling every promise he made to Israel, in his own perfect timing. But it took a really long time. There were set backs, there were detours in the journey, trials, long days, change of plans, change of leaders, deaths, births, sicknesses, improvisations, failures and successes. Sound familiar? That’s the journey of following and obeying God.
What promise are you waiting for? I asked myself this today and the first thing that popped into my mind was contentment in him. He’s promised me that. But the journey’s long. There are things I need to give over to him, areas I need to grow in trust and lots of setbacks. He’s still writing that part of my story. He’s still good, even when he hasn’t instantly granted me something. When anxiety rears it’s head, I have a choice. Will I abandon the God leading me out of slavery, through the wilderness, into the Promised Land?
If you are waiting for God to fulfill a promise, stay faithful. “..be very careful to obey all the commands and the instructions that Moses gave you. Love the Lord your God, walk in all his ways, obey his commandments, hold firmly to him, and serve him with all your heart and all your soul.” 22:5