For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and future (Jeremiah 29:11, New International Version).
The Grace In Waiting On The LORD Father, please give us the grace to wait for your promises and not to work out solutions with our mental abilities. The hand of flesh will definitely put man into trouble because it is only our God who is Supreme enough to rule over any condition. He has Authority over all situations. This is what the Lord says, Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord (Jeremiah 17:5).
There Is No Fear In Waiting It is only our God who can give appropriate and best solutions to problems. All we need to do is to wait for His promises. We should not fear in times of need or when the answers are not forthcoming. God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging (Psalm 46:1-3).
God’s Assured Support While Waiting God has promised to stay with us in every situation. He has promised that He will stand by us through any siege. The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. (Psalm 46:7). There is no other way to go through, if not through the path of righteousness that was prepared by God for us through Our Lord Jesus Christ, in order to receive His assured and Divine answers. But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.” For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silas and Timothy—was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always been “Yes.” For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come (2 Corinthians 1:18-22).
Waiting With Confidence In God Let us be fully confident that we shall rejoice at last. That is why we cannot afford to lose hope in the storm. We just need to be patient enough to receive His promises. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us (Romans 5:3-5).
Waiting Without Any Complaint There is no need to complain. The enemy will rather prefer and be happy to keep us murmuring and complaining. The deceiver of brethren will want us to lose hope rather than to remain in great expectation. As Children of God, we should not allow our enemies to mock us by making negative utterances over our situations through our complaints. Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God”? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:27-31). We need to look forward to God's Promises rather than complaining. The LORD hates complaints. Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the Lord, and when he heard them his anger was aroused. Then fire from the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp (Numbers 11:1).
The Faithful God In The Storm Our God is always faithful. We just need to put our trust in His Name and Words that are full of His promises.Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you (Psalm 9:10). We cannot compare our God with any man. A mere man may not be able to fulfill what was promised because of his limitations and his mortal nature but The Immortal God will always fulfill His promises. God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it (Numbers 23:19-20).
The Promises of God Extends Through Generation God's Promises can also extend to one's generation. It is possible for a man to receive promises for his generation. The promises given to Abraham by God are the blessings we are presently receiving and enjoying as Children of God. When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.” And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 6:13-20).
Conclusion Let us hold on to His promises. God is always on our side. He said that He will always be with us. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6). HALLELUJAH! We are serving a living, dependable and compassionate God who sees the end from the beginning. Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning (Psalm 30:4-5). God wants us to keep rejoicing, without being anxious, while we wait for His answer(s). The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:4-7).