Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. (Hebrews 11:11 KJV)
Have you ever been in a season of waiting? Waiting for God to fulfill the promises and plans that he has for your life. Sure, we all have. In fact many of us are there now. If we are honest sometimes we can become discouraged and begin to doubt. We ask within ourselves. Did we really here from God. I ask myself all of the time. Was it God that I was hearing or was it me? Especially, when it takes a long time for the promise to come to pass. Abraham and Sara had to wait twenty-five years for the birth of Isaac. Twenty-five years is a long time to wait. In fact scripture tells us in the sixteenth chapter of Genesis it tells how Sara who was Sarai then. Offered up her maid Hagar so that she may conceive and bare a son. Sara did what most of us still do to this day. We believe the promise of God, but when it doesn’t happen in the time that we think that it should. Then we try to help God out. That’s also when we put our hands in it and we mess it all up. In the above verse it says that Sara judged God faithful even though she was past child-bearing age. If I am to be honest with you. This didn’t make sense to me, how did Sara judge God faithful when she tried to make it happen on her own. God showed me something in this. He showed me that after we try to do it on our own. Make the promise happen in our own strength and it fails. That we reach a point where we trust that God will do exactly as he said that he would do. Sometimes it takes for us to mess it up. For us to get to the point where we say God I trust you to bring to pass in my life. That which you have promised.
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. (Psalm 89:34 KJV)
Isaac was the son of the covenant promise. That God had made to his father Abraham. The promise that God had given to Abraham about Isaac. Extended far beyond just given Abraham and Sara a son. It was about a nation who would be God’s chosen people. For Abraham and Sara it was about a son. For God it was about his plan and his purposes. The above scripture tells us that God will neither break his covenant nor alter the things that he says. We can be assured that God does not break his covenant. Neither does he alter on his promises. Meaning that he doesn’t speak a promise and then go back and renege on it. In the book of Numbers 23:19 it tells us that God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he saith, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? (KJV). I have had people in my life who spoke and made promises just so that they could hear themselves speak. Or because it sounded good in the moment. God however, does not speak just to hear himself speak. When he opens his mouth, he brings every word to pass. Sometimes, it may take longer than what we think that it should. Or longer than what we may have hoped, but God is faithful to bring to pass what he has spoken. Everything with God has to do with timing and strategic strategy. In his perfect timing he will bring to pass what he has spoken. When God had first given the promise to Abraham back in Genesis 12, the Lord already knew that Abraham would not receive the promise for some twenty-five years. There was nothing that Abraham could do to make the promise come any faster. Nor did the birth of Ishmael which represents us trying to make it happen in our own strength. Block the blessing that God had promised. This illustration in the bible teaches that even our mistakes can’t stop what God has said. It can add heart ache, but in the end God’s word will eventually come to pass. We can judge God faithful because of his track record. We judge God faithful, because he is not a man that he should lie. He is a covenant keeping, promise delivering God. Who does not alter the words that comes out of his lips. In Psalm 33:9 it says For he spake and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. We can judge God faithful because when he speaks it. It is done.