Birthing the Hidden Promises of God
But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son.
Galatians 4:4 (NIV)
You may not think of yourself as a hard-hearted person, but if deep down you feel that the Lord has let you down, you are. When prayers go unanswered, we may doubt that God is hearing us. We struggle for reasons why but find none. It is in those times we are most vulnerable to the devil's roar. He can gobble us up with His lies, depression, and hopelessness. The voice of God's promises must roar louder as we take our stand to resist him.
God's love plants promise within you. But when time passes and desire goes unfulfilled, you begin to doubt it will ever happen. What is God doing? Does He not love you? Does He not sense the longing of your heart? Your Father is using time as a tool to bring about His will. He is developing your character, molding you into the image of His Son, Jesus. The Lord is breaking up the fallowed ground of your heart. He is cultivating the ninth fruit of the Spirit, which is self-control. He is teaching you to stay aligned with Him, to walk by faith and not by circumstance.
In the fullness of time, Beloved, God sent His son into this world. When the time was ripe, the concealed goodness of God became His revealed goodness. Hide the word of God's promise in the soft ground of your heart as a mother hides her unborn child in her womb. In due time your promise will become your praise.