Why Does God Wait?

Monday, April 12, 2004  9:00 p.m.

Dear Diary,

Our Pastor preached about Abraham and how his faith never wavered.  Even when he was 100 years old and Sarah was 90 years old, and her time of bearing children had passed, still Abraham believed that God would perform His promise.  “And he [Abraham] believed in the LORD; and he [God] counted it to him for righteousness” (Genesis 15:6).  Why did God wait so long?  Isn’t it just like God to come in when all else has failed; when all hope is gone; when it would be virtually impossible to happen by human terms.  So, why does God wait?  God waits so there is no mistake that God did it.  After all human strength and hope have withered away; then, God performs His promise.  God waits so no man can say – it is not of God.

Thought for Today:  “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief: but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform” (Romans 4:20-21).

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