My dad is one of most generous people I know. On top of that, his word is very valuable. When he says that he’ll buy my sister or me something, we know that he will. But sometimes it will take him a while to get it for us. Sometimes, it takes so long that we start to think that maybe he forgot what he had said. For example, my big laptop died, so he told me he’d buy me a new one. It’s not that I’m expecting or demanding a new laptop like a spoiled little brat, but I do remember what he promised, and just figure that he forgot. Anyway, whenever he knows that he’s taking a long time, he reminds my sister and me that he hasn’t forgotten. And he hasn’t, because in time, he gets us what he promised.
He told me that today about my laptop, but this time when he said it, it made me think of us and God. We know His promises because of His Word, but sometimes it feels like He’s forgotten them. We don’t know what’s going on, so all we see is how long something is taking. Today was a nice reminder that, like my earthly father’s, my perfect heavenly father’s word means something, and so much more, too. He never forgets, and He always keeps His promises, no matter how long we think it’s taking.
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. -2 Peter 3:9”
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. -Hebrews 10:23”