Friday, January 22, 2021

FMF: Fix

Are you waiting for God to fix something?  Keep waiting.

I know those aren't the warm and fuzzy words of comfort you might have expected, but it's the answer God has given me for now.  And it's a hard answer because waiting is hard.

In the book of Exodus, the Israelites had escaped Egypt with urgency at God's prompting. They left so quickly they couldn't even let their bread rise.  Yet they found themselves at the Red Sea, again at God's prompting, with an army quickly coming upon them.  What was God's answer?

Well, you Bible scholars may have jumped ahead of yourself.  Did you say that God split the Red Sea?  Yes, He did, but look at when He did it:
Then Moses held his hand over the sea. All that night the Lord drove back the sea with a strong east wind, making the sea become dry ground. The water was split, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry land, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. (Exodus 14:21-22, NCV)
They waited all night.

The Israelites were exactly where God wanted them to be, but God told them to wait.  Moses held his hands out all night as the waters were prepared for their crossing.  The miracle took some time.

We often expect miracles to happen immediately.

We want that new job today.
We want that long hoped for child today.
We want our friend's illness to be healed today.
We want that addiction to subside today.
We want that miracle today.

Friends, it just doesn't always work that way.

Sometimes we have to wait through the night before we see the miracle.

So, keep waiting.

It is not yet time for the message to come true, but that time is coming soon; the message will come true. It may seem like a long time, but be patient and wait for it, because it will surely come; it will not be delayed. (Habakkuk 2:3, NCV)

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  1. That is so well put. I never thought of that before. Miracles take time. Thank you for a fresh perspective on Moses. Loretta fmf#4

  2. "keep waiting" with no sarcasm just faith. Love that. Visiting from Five Minute Friday!

  3. Good point! It's true. There is often waiting when deliverance is promised!

  4. Well said, in our fast paced world of getting everything immediately we have become impatient to wait for anything. FMF #33

  5. How often we forget that He makes all things beautiful in His time. Thank you for the reminder!

  6. That verse from Habakkuk is one of my favorites. We may not like it, but waiting is necessary and the promise will come.

  7. Waiting can truly be the hardest part...but also the most rewarding.

    Stopping by from FMF #43