Jeremiah 50; Hebrews 6

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.

Heatherpotts5

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5 responses to “Jeremiah 50; Hebrews 6

  1. Kathy

    There’s real wisdom here. Thank you.

  2. jmitch1

    I am going through a stormy phase right now, and this helps me so much because I never thought of it as a waiting phase. Your clarity is perfect timing. Thanks!!!!

  3. Aw, now, but just what are those promises? Let us take some time to be sure our desires match the promises of God; it is too easy to believe that God wants what we want or gives us what we think is best. Resting in the hope that God will make all things good for those who love Him brings me more peace than hoping for what may or may not be His will. Still, I thank you, too, for reminding me that our God is faithful to us who hear His voice!

  4. I have gone through times of waiting in my life too…I have this verse from the message on the fridge…”We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand-out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise. There’s more to come! We continue to shout out praise even when we’ve been hemmed in with troubles, because we know our troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next.”

  5. God does keep promises. When we were in our move, the 10 months waiting for our house to sell were difficult. I sometimes wondered if it was my will or God’s that we move. But I held on to the hope I felt He put in my heart. There was a lot of heartache that accompanied the waiting–but as long as I kept my eyes on Him during that time, I felt strengthened. When my mind started giving voice to doubts and the troubles that came with listing our house, I felt very weakened and mournful. God was faithful to us in bringing us to the exact house He put in front of us when my husband first considered moving (that alone, a miracle! ;)) Just over a year later being in the house He planned for us, I feel thankful for all that He has done (by physically moving us as well as the heart work in forgiveness, patience, compassion and realizing that in the end He is all I have and need.).

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