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Waiting Feeding Doubt

Psalm 132

Verse 11 The Lord swore an oath to David, a sure oath he will not revoke: “One of your own descendants I will place on your throne.

We discussed yesterday that God had a covenant with David and that God will always keep His promise. But is it always easy to trust as we wait for Him to keep it?

When God promises something it isn’t always like we see it. God promised Abraham and Sarah a son of their own. As the years went by they must have been doubting the validity of the promise. God had promised His people the land He had chosen and yet the many years they spent in Egypt must have felt like the Lord had reneged on His word.

There are many examples in the Bible of this long-suffering for a promise and we each may have an example from our own lives. But a doubt of God’s promise is a doubt of His character. This is the exact tactic that the enemy used in the Garden of Eden. The line of questioning used on Adam and Eve led them to question if they believed what God had said. Did they trust Him?

Their doubt was unfounded. They had enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the Father, taking evening walks in the garden and never having to know need. They had everything because they had God and that was all they needed. One evil-minded wording and they were willing to give it all up. Not that we are able to condemn them out of the perfection of our lives. No, we easily fall for the same scheme.

David may have thought God was referring to his immediate descendants but God had a much bigger vision. God doesn’t see history bound by time. He is outside time and therefore He doesn’t see things in the same timeframe we see them. When He made the covenant with David about his descendants ruling He already knew the when, how, where and why. He knew it was going to mean a child being born of a virgin, an innocent man being crucified and then raising to life again. And He also knows when the final moment of this promise will be when the King of Kings comes to collect His own.

Making It Personal

When have you felt God’s promise for your life was late in coming? Has God ever failed to keep a promise? Do you doubt that He will keep His promises to you?

Making It Personal Kids

How easy is it to keep a promise? Do promises sometimes take a while to be kept? Do you believe that Jesus will always keep His promises?

Closing Prayer

Father, thank You for being a promise-keeper. Give us the peace of knowing that You are trustworthy and faithful – ALWAYS! In Jesus’ name, amen.

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