“And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.” Genesis 21:1 NKJV
When God speaks, we can trust He will carry out whatever it was He said He would do. What did the Lord say He would do to Sarah?
Genesis 17:19 KJV “And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.” Did you notice the word “indeed?” It seems like it was added for extra emphasis. It’s like God is saying this is for sure, have no doubt, this thing is really going to happen.
Genesis 18:14 KJV “Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” No, NOTHING is too hard for God. Not even causing a barren woman to give birth at an age over 90 years old! This verse also tells us God’s timing is important factor to remember: “at the appointed time.”
Consider this: Our life (past, present, and future) are all mapped out in God’s blueprint, according to God’s design. As He designed the plan He knows where everything goes. The events of our lives are like intricate wooden puzzle pieces that only fit together when all the pieces are inserted in the proper sequence. And only God knows the appropriate sequence to complete the puzzle.
At the appointed time…Genesis 21:2 KJV “For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.” We see from Scripture, God always does what He says He will do. It’s just from our limited view it can feel like His plan is never going to happen.
Next time you find yourself in a waiting period, continue to believe God will fulfill the vision. The following verse I memorized during one of my waiting periods was a wonderful reminder to me and can be encouraging to you too. Habakkuk 2:3 KJV “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” To tarry means to delay. The vision won’t be delayed. It will happen right on schedule.
Lord, thank you for being a God of Your word. When you speak you also do. Thank you for your reliability and faithfulness to do what you say you will do. Help us to believe you. Increase our faith. In Jesus’ name Amen.