But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you – 1st Peter 5:10.
Whether one is a believer or nonbeliever, suffering will come into our lives one way or another. Suffering is not a sickness or a disease, as some have labored it. To suffer is to bear or undergo pain, injury or grief. Whatever form it may come, it’s not over until God says it’s over. God and Him only have the last word!
Abraham was 75 years old when he departed from Haran to go to a city God instructed him to. Abraham was married to Sarah, both of whom were up in age and had no children. As Abraham was on his journey to Canaan, the Lord appeared to him and promised him a son.
Ten years had passed since the Lord gave him the promise, Abraham is eighty-five years old, and the promise has not been manifested. God would give Abraham and his wife Sarah a miracle for the promise to be manifested.
For Abraham and Sarah to procreate, God would have to give them a miracle to carry out the actions. The law of nature has given both Abraham and Sarah a no-win. But God said it’s not over! Abraham was a hundred years old when Isaac was born.
In Abraham’s waiting, they may have been times he wondered if the promise would manifest. God promised and would not allow His Words to return to Him void. God gave Abraham two miracles to carry out the action and then blessed him with a son.
You may have been waiting a long time for your promise to be manifested; you may be in a situation or circumstance where all you can see is darkness, no ray of hope. God’s timing is not our timing, God may not have given you a promise, but He sees where you are.
Just as God moved on the behalf of Abraham, He will do the same for you. He will speak life to a dead marriage; He will speak life to a dead relationship. He will speak something to a nothing bank account. All He is waiting for is for you to trust Him. God still works miracles.
The same God that spoke the world into existence can speak a word over your life, into your life, that will make what was died to live. Place your confidence in God, not what you see, hear or feel. It’s not over; God is still in control.
He sees your suffering, and He is touched by what you’re going through, but He wants to build your faith muscle. He wants you to see whether or not you will trust Him, He knows what you will do, but He wants you to know what you will do.