Psalms 13:1 How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? How long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
It may seem like God is taking too long, but he will never be late for your situation. Was he too late for the three Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace or for Lazarus in the tomb? In both of these cases, when God showed up,it was the right time.
David went through a period in his life when he felt as if God was taking too long. Even though he was anointed to be the next King, he found himself running from Saul for roughly 10 years because Saul wanted to kill him. The situation dragged on so long that it got to the point where David felt as if God had forgotten him. He said in Psalms 13:1 “how long thou forget me, O Lord”. It was not that God had forgotten him, there was a set time established for Saul to rule and David’s deliverance could not come until that time had elapsed. Based on David’s timing God was late, but on God’s timing He was right on time.
Although it may seem that God is slow in coming, know for certain that God will deliver. David may have questioned whether God had forgotten him, but he was sure that his victory would come; that was evident in Psalms 13:5 when he ended by saying “my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation”. Despite how long it may seem as if God is taking to move on your behalf be assured that you will have the victory. If he says it he will do it.
Life Application: Although you may be waiting a long time, live in constant expectation of the future that God has promised.
Prayer: Lord, waiting is hard. But, I trust your timing and rest in the knowledge that your ways are better than mine. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Although the vision tarries, we wait as it hastens towards it intended promise.