Jeremiah 1:12 – “Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.” NASU
I have encountered some who are like those Peter addressed in 2 Peter 3:9 reminding them that God is not slack concerning His promises. If I can depend on anything it is God’s Word for I believe that His word cannot be separated from Himself and if He says it He will bring it to pass.
When Israel entered the Promised Land and had finally taken possession of the Land of Promise we read in Joshua 21:43-45 – “So the LORD gave to Israel all the land of which He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they took possession of it and dwelt in it. 44 The LORD gave them rest all around, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers. And not a man of all their enemies stood against them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand. 45 Not a word failed of any good thing which the LORD had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.”
All of it, every promise came to pass. Every Word that God said God did. That is true in our lives as well. Unfortunately we live by the calendar and clock and are serving one who responds to neither. We are time conscious and He is timeless. We live in the finite and He is infinite. We have self-imposed deadlines and bind ourselves to them but God is never bound by our limitations.
I do not care if God promised something to you when you were 10 and now you are 80 if He said it He will bring it to pass. People will fail but God will not. Our plans are always flawed but His are perfect. Our timing is subject to our interpretation of the need and circumstances His are limited only to His limitlessness which means they have no limitations and He is never late (truly). If we can embrace the words of Paul in Romans 8:28 we can deal with God’s supposed delays knowing that ALL THINGS are WORKING TOGETHER for our ultimate good. All things are not good but the compilation of them produces the finished product that is perfect.
The question should not be whether or not God will keep His promises but whether we will ‘faint’ before the promises are fulfilled. If we believe God to be God then we can hold on, no matter what, to His promises knowing that His track record is NOT ONE WORD FAILS.
May God be with you as you go through your day!