Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. ~ Hebrews 6:17-18
There’s been a common theme in all my studies for the past few weeks: promises fulfilled. My husband and I are in the “waiting phase” of God’s promises fulfilled—and by waiting I don’t mean we’re sitting around doing nothing. We are eagerly, expectantly, and with great perseverance moving forward and looking for God to come through on the things He’s promised us. And we’re in great company; many of our friends are in the waiting phase, as well. Some are awaiting healing, some await financial break-through, and others, the promise of a new baby. The thing to remember during this phase is that it will end, because God, who is the highest authority, will fulfill His promises, (see Hebrews 6:13-20).
Hebrews 6 teaches us some things to remember during this phase: 1) God’s nature is unchanging (v 17). Our benefit: He fulfilled promises yesterday, He’s fulfilling them today, and He’ll do so in the future. 2) Community with other believers will help you stay the course (v 12). Our benefit: Hearing the testimony of others encourages you and builds your faith. 3) Abraham also received what was promised (v 17). Our benefit: Sometimes it can seem to take forever and sometimes we mess up, but God’s promises will still be fulfilled.
No matter what you’re waiting for or how long you’ve been waiting, just remember that God will fulfill His promises.