Waiting on God’s Promises: “Will it Ever Happen for Me?”

Has God given you a promise and you’ve been waiting for it come to fruition? Have you grown a bit weary in the waiting process at times? Have you questioned if it will ever happen for you? If you answered yes, then this blog is for you. I can attest that I’ve been in the same boat and felt the same feelings. Maybe God promised you that your family will be reunited, your finances will be restored, your business will take off, your career will hit another level, you’ll receive a promotion on your job, he’ll bless you with a spouse, or he’ll restore your marriage. Whatever it is, only you know.

At a very young age, God gave me a promise over my life. As I grew older, God continually reminded me of that promise in many ways. It’s been nearly 14 years and I’ve been in the waiting process. It has yet to come to fruition for me. I’ve prayed, fasted, worshipped, and continued to do so during this timeframe. There were times in the past that I allowed myself to focus too much on “when” and “how” it would happen for me. I tried to understand it all before realizing that it wasn’t for me to understand. Proverbs 3:5-6 says ESV, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. “I can admit that I almost stressed myself out over it at one point. I realized that God never said He would show me a roadmap attached to the promise He gave me. 

The Lord wants us to trust Him and believe that He’ll do just what He said. We cannot doubt Him as we wait. The enemy knows that if we can doubt God, he can deceive us to not believe in God’s promises. Numbers 23:19 NLT says, “God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has He ever promised and not carried it through?” This scripture should encourage our soul as we continue to wait on God’s promises. We can defeat the enemy with this scripture. 

 It doesn’t matter how it looks right now. We must remember that everything is but a season (Ecclesiastes 3:1). We may be in a dry season in our life where nothing seems to be working in our favor, but Isaiah 43:19 NLT says, “I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” When our life or current situation is full of chaos, misfortune, or dismay, that doesn’t mean that God’s promises will not come to pass. God will never give us a false promise. If He said it, He will do it.

Isaiah 55:11 NKJV says, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” This verse tells us that God is a promise keeper. His Word will never come back to us as a lie. We can’t count on everyone to keep their Word, but we can surely count on God to keep His.

It is up to us to believe, trust, and wait on God to do what He said He will do. Psalm 27:14 ESV says, “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” Sometimes, we can get too caught up in worrying about how long we’ve been waiting on God’s promises. This can lead to us moving ahead of God or constantly checking the days, weeks, months, or even years go by. It is not our job to worry about timeframes or force a promise to happen if God is not “moving quick enough”.

It is good to read 2 Peter 3:8-9 ESV when we find ourselves growing weary in the waiting process. It says, “With the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness…” Although this scripture is in reference to God being longsuffering to His return, we can apply this scripture in other situations. This scripture is clear evidence that the 14 years I’ve been waiting and however long you’ve been waiting on God’s promises, may seem like forever in our human minds. But with God, it is but a moment. 

When God gives us a promise, it should excite us and encourage us, but not make us obsess over it. During the waiting process, we should praise God in advance for it. Yes, thank Him before it even happens. Some people may call you crazy for doing this, but praise confuses the enemy.

In Romans 4, we learn of Abraham’s great faith. It is profoundly inspiring how he remained steadfast. God promised Abraham that he would become the father of many nations. Before it even came to pass, Abraham praised God and believed Him for it. Romans 4:20-24 NLT states, “Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous, it wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was recorded for our benefit, too, assuring us that God will also count us as righteous if we believe in him, the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.”

So, no matter it is that God promised, don’t give up on Him. No matter how long you’ve waited, don’t lose hope. In the end, you’ll be counted righteous. Habakkuk 2:3 NKJV tells us, “For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” This scripture encourages us to wait patiently. God has not forgotten about us or what He’s promised. 

To my friend reading this blog, I pose two questions for you:

Are you willing to wait on the Lord? Even if its longer than you want to? If you answered yes, then you made the BEST choice. 

Let me pray for you:

God, we come before you right now, asking you to give us patience in the waiting season. Lord, we know what you promised us will come to pass one day. We just don’t know how or when. But that is ok. Lord, help us to stay encouraged as we navigate through this trying time. Give us the strength to go on as we face trials and tribulations. We desire great faith like Abraham to praise as we wait. God, your word tells us in Galatians 6:9 to “not grow weary in doing what is good. At just the right time, we will reap a harvest if we don’t give up.” We know that we’ve come too far to give up now. We need your guidance as we trust in your timing. We thank you for grace and mercy that is everlasting. We lift your name on high now and forever more. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen. 

If this blog blessed you, please leave a comment below or share it with others. Just as you are waiting on the promises of God, so am I. I am trusting and believing God that I will be able to return to this very blog with an update one day. I believe that you, my friend, will be able to look back at this blog, remembering where you once were as well. But also, where God will have brought you after you receive His promise. I hope that you’ll use your testimony of your waiting season to help someone else out who may be in their own waiting season. Just as I am doing. Your story is still being written just as well as mine. We must never try to take the pen away from God but allow Him to fulfil His promise when He sees fit. I won’t say goodbye this time. But stay tuned sounds much better. Until next time! xoxo

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