And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken.
The story of Abraham and Sarah is the most widespread with regards to the topic of faith. The Lord had promised Abraham that He would make him a great nation and that he would have descendants as countless as the number of stars.
Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
Yet, until then nothing had taken place and we see a small phase where they decided to take matters into their own hands and the consequence of that turned out to be Hagar and Ishmael. But God’s word had been crystal clear. He had promised him descendants through Sarah, his wife, and there was no change in that. It may have taken time but ultimately as we read in Genesis 21:1, God kept His word. It says that the Lords visited Sarah “as He had said” and He did for Sarah “as He had spoken”. The key words to ponder over are “as He had said” and “as He had spoken“. These phrases bring a surety to God’s words, that they can be trusted no matter what. Indeed, we see that everything took place just as the Lord had promised Abraham.
You may be going through a phase where you feel there are long pending promises spoken to you which may be yet to be fulfilled. You may feel disheartened at the turn of events seeing that things may not have taken place the way you had expected it to. But one thing is for sure. If God has promised you something, He will surely bring it to pass – in His time. We may have to wait but His faithfulness remains constant. Hebrews 13:5 says “I will never leave you nor forsake you“. That is His promise to His children and you can rely on it.
The next time you feel like giving up, when you feel the answer to your prayer remains unanswered, take heart. Our God does not lie and neither does He give empty promises. He will do just as He has spoken.