QUIT TRYING TO HELP GOD

Has God made you a promise that He hasn’t fulfilled yet?  Are you tired of waiting, and thinking He forgot, He cannot fulfill it, or He needs help to fulfill it?  Are you tempted to help Him along any way you can?  Please don’t!

Maybe, the first thing to do is to be sure that He has indeed made you a promise, and if He has, you have nothing to worry about.  Scripture clearly says, “He who promised is faithful” (Heb10:23b), and also, “No matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ.  And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God” (2 Cor 1:20). 

Let us remember Abraham and Sarah!  God’s promise to give them a son did not happen soon enough for them, so they devised their own way to help Him fulfill the promise that He had made.  The result of their help is with us today.  God being the faithful God that He is, still went ahead and fulfilled what He had promised, and through His faithfulness, you and I have salvation through Christ Jesus (if we've believed in Him).  Amen! 

Trying to help God will always end in a disaster.  Let us not break rules and laws and the like to help God out.  He will ask for our help should He ever need it, so until then let us wait patiently.  God had a dialogue with the prophet Habakkuk about the future of the Israelites, and reassured him this way, “For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false.  Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay” (Hab 2:3).

How encouraging!  “If it linger, wait for it.”  So let us be fully persuaded that God has power to do what He has promised (Rom 4:21).  Let us wait.