Day 38: I trust You, Lord. Waiting for it. Habakkuk 2:3
Dedicated to Lisa and Juanita.
There is nothing like waiting. Waiting can seem like the end of world. You want it now. Waiting is out of the question. "When!" you cry out, "WHEN!!!" Well your answer is soon. Bet you didn't expect that, huh? How soon? Shrug. When God says so. So wait...
When you receive a prophetic word over your life, you may have been told that the word of God will not return void.
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:11 KJV
What this means is if the word comes, it will happen. It won't return to Him undone. He has released it. It has no choice but to happen.
Back up one verse in Isaiah.
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: Isaiah 55:19 KJV
Why did you need to go back a verse? Because verse 11 started with the word 'so'. This is a transition word in this case. A point is trying to be made. What was the point? Well backing up revealed a comparison to His word.
Just like the rain that falls to the earth doesn't just return back to the clouds before its purpose is served, so shall the same be true regarding the word of God. When he sends it, it will not return back to Him before its purpose has been served. In other words, if God says it, it shall happen!
The book of Habakkuk is short and sweet-just three chapters. Chapter one is filled with Habakkuk questioning God. God does not get angry at the questions. He answers him each time. When Habakkuk challenges God in the latter part of chapter one, He answered Habakkuk in chapter two. In chapter three, you can pretty much see Habakkuk (say that three times fast...) giving in and saying, "Ok, Lord. I trust you." With all his complaining and questioning, in the end he could only trust.
So back to the question of when. When will it happen?
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. Habakkuk 2:3 KJV
See that right there? It will happen when it's supposed to happen. Don't rush it. Don't worry about it. Rest and know it will happen. When it happens, the timing will be perfect.
You recall a few days ago you read a testimony about a vision of a fire that came about one week later? Sometimes when the vision, or word, is given, it takes no time at all to come about. Others, if you pay attention, happens in small bits before the full word is manifested. Sometimes, though, there is nothing to prepare you for when it happens. It seems to happen out of nowhere. But no matter what, watch, pray, and wait. When you try to force the timing, it will surely blow up in your face.
Even Habakkuk cried out asking "how long, Lord!" Finally, realizing his timing and God's timing are not the same, he relinquishes the control he tried to have and said:
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments. Habakkuk 3:18-19 KJV
Rest in knowing that it will happen. If, IF, it's from God, it will happen. Go to God with it if you aren't sure. As you grow in Him, you will be able to discern if the word is from Him or not. But if it is from Him, trust that it will happen.
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!