“God is not a man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?” – Numbers 23:19
I believe one of the most difficult things God calls us to do is wait. Maybe you’ve heard a word from God regarding a specific area in your life, but all the doors leading in that direction seem to be slammed and nailed shut. If we’re not careful, we can end up focused on the closed doors more than on God’s whisperings, wondering if we really heard anything at all.
But God is not human. He cannot lie; it’s not in His holy and divine nature to do so. And when He says He will do something, He will do it – in His own way and in His own timing.
Oh, but that’s the problem, isn’t it?! So many times He reveals His will, then He requires us to wait. And wait. And wait. And we watch as seasons pass…and doors close (or doors we thought would open don’t)…and we get bone-weary from encouraging words that start sounding like worn-out clichés.
It’s times like these we need to draw our encouragement from such heroes of the Bible as Noah, Abraham & Sarah, Jacob, Joseph, Queen Esther, Hannah (Samuel’s mother), David, Zechariah & Elizabeth (the parents of John the Baptist), Anna the prophetess, and others of whom God required a period of waiting before fulfilling His promises and purposes for them.
If all you see is closed doors right now, refocus. God is God of the impossible. Nothing is too difficult for Him…including opening the right door for you at just the right time. Trust His faithfulness. He is trustworthy.