The Faith Gap

Last year I was speaking with a former member of Highway who lives far away. During our conversation, she said she would be sending a financial gift to the church. The check didn’t come the next day or even the next week, but…it did come. I had no doubt it would come because she is a person of character and keeps her promises. If we can count on people of character, how much more can we trust the character of God! God doesn’t make mistakes, and He is never late or negligent. However, we must be prepared for divine delay. God’s timing and our timing are usually not the same. Ask Abraham! “When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, ‘I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.’ And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised” (Hebrews 6:13-15). What if every time God promised something, it was sent FedEx the same day!? That’s not the real world, or the way God’s Kingdom works. We sometimes get discouraged because we don’t see the answers to our prayers right away. But, God does answer us…with His promises! While you are waiting, remember: God’s promise is God’s answer. Since God’s character is perfect, His promise is as good as done. We just have to trust and wait (combined with faithful obedience). What are you waiting for? Abraham and Sarah waited in faith and received what God promised. He won’t let you down. Hold to His promise while you live in the gap between promise and fulfillment. It’s our “faith gap.”

Pastor Mark Boucher

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