God has a set time for your problem to turn around, a set time for your healing, a set time for your breakthrough. Habakkuk 2: 2-3 in The Message says the following: “…Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming – it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If is seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.”
You probably know the story in the Old Testament Book of Daniel, the tenth chapter. Daniel saw from the words of the prophet Jeremiah that the desolation of Jerusalem would last for seventy years. Seventy years had passed and the exiles in Babylon had not returned to Israel. Daniel fasted, prayed and confessed his sins and the sins of his people and asked the Lord to act and not delay regarding His chosen people.
God’s response to Daniel’s prayer took twenty-one days to arrive. In Daniel 10: 12-13 we read, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me…”
What delayed the answer? Spiritual warfare. Never forget, though that the battle is always the Lord’s. 1 Samuel 17: 47 says, “All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s…”
The verses in Habakkuk tell us that if the answer seems slow in coming, we are to wait. We don’t like to wait, do we? I know I don’t. But the spiritual force of patience gives faith endurance until the answer comes. Patience looks to the Word of God and stands on the promises of God. It does not look at what the five physical senses perceive.
Remember, the Lord has a set time. Your answer is on the way.
In this Blog, I want to share with you some of the things I've learned from many years of following Jesus.