God never ceases to amaze me. While looking for a verse to use for the blog post I was going to write today, God led me to another verse which began to speak volumes to me. So, what I am about to share is not what I originally had planned. My prayer is that whoever needs to hear this will be blessed and encouraged.
Numbers 23:19 says:
“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Behold, I have received a command to bless; HE HAS BLESSED AND I CANNOT REVERSE IT.”
As I read this verse I began to think, My God, how many times do I pray and believe a verse only to give up when the answer or miracle is not performed within my time-table? How many times have I doubted God’s blessings for my own life because I didn’t think He cared about what I was going through because the trial was lasting so long? And yet this verse says; “Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”
There are seasons in our lives we go through that are so difficult for us that it is sometimes hard for us to stand on the promises of God. When the storm is greatest, and the waves are crashing down, and you just don’t understand what on earth is going on, just remember that what God says, He will do.
I know in my own life there have been times when I have prayed years for something and not seen the answer to my prayer manifest. If I am not careful, I can easily allow fear and doubt to rise up within me to the point that I begin to doubt what God has said. I begin to believe the lies that say He just doesn’t care about me. Maybe there is something wrong with me. So-and-so got their prayer answered and I am still waiting. But Acts 10:34 says:
“God is no respector of persons.”
What God has done for one, He will do for you. Every miracle in the Bible, every promise spoken in the Bible is for you and me today. Hebrews 13:8 says that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
God hasn’t forgotten you. He will do whatever He says He will do. I know when the battle is raging, it is hard to believe and hold on to God’s promises. Don’t feel guilty if this is how you feel. We all battle this when the battle is the greatest. Tenth Avenue North wrote a song named “Worn” that I want to share with you. I am going to just share different parts of the song, but you will get the idea:
I’m tired, I’m worn. My heart is heavy, from the work it takes to keep on breathing. I’ve made mistakes, I’ve let my hope fail. My soul feels crushed by the weight of this world. I know I need to lift my eyes up, but I’m too weak, life just won’t let up. I’m worn and my prayers are wearing thin, I’m worn even before the day begins, I’m worn, I’ve lost my will to fight. I’m worn so heaven come and flood my eyes.
I know every one of us have been in this kind of mental despair at some point in or lives. It’s lonely and dark in this pit of despair. However, it is in the darkest moments of our lives that we have to remember the promises of God. There are times when we may have nothing left to do BUT stand on God’s promises.
We must begin to believe what God has spoken. Romans 8:28 says:
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
We must believe that God has good things in store for us. He wants to bless us more than we want blessed. Just as we love to give good gifts to our children, God wants to bless us with His good gifts. The last part of our verse in Numbers 23 says that, “He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.” Praise God! You cannot stop God’s blessings from coming to you! When your prayer is finally answered, and the blessings begin to flow, you will have no room to contain them. Nothing can stop your blessing from coming. Just hold on and don’t give up because your blessing is on its way!