The Waiting Place

Habakkuk 2:3

3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time;  
      But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. 
      Though it tarries, wait for it; 
      Because it will surely come, 
      It will not tarry. 
It’s been a while since I wrote a Monday Meditation but I figured we would start where I left off a couple months ago. If you want to catch the first two parts of this four part devotional you can find them here and here.

Today we are going to focus on the part of this verse that says Though it tarries, wait for it. The waiting place is the hardest place to be. Many times we have no problem believing God will do what He says He will do. We release our faith, but then what? What we do in the time between the promise and the harvest is just as important as initially being able to release our faith. In the waiting time is where our character is developed. If the waiting period is for an extended time can we still trust God that He will perform His word? Can we stand strong even when it doesn’t look like it’s ever going to come to pass? Can we faithfully believe, not wavering?

Perhaps you are familiar with Galatians 6:9  And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. God’s Word promises us that if we do not lose heart, we will see our due season! When Jesus was getting ready to leave His disciples, He said in John 14:27 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. When you are in the waiting place, you too can be assured that the peace of God has been given to you too. To bring rest to your heart and to ease your mind.

Philippians 4:6-7 says 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Once you have released your faith, rest in the perfect peace that He provides and you will see your harvest come to pass!

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