Believe and Receive!
“Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?” says the Lord. “Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?” says your God.
—Isaiah 66:9 (NIV)
Does God bring what He has promised you to the point of birth and refuse delivery? Absolutely not! The Holy Spirit is faithful to deliver what He has promised. He never assures you of something that He doesn’t provide. You can believe Jesus, your Savior, who died for you. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. What He accomplished on the Cross on your behalf is not partial. When He cried, "it is finished," it was finished. The promise of new life He has birthed in you, is real. It is lasting. It is faith, and you can believe.
Don’t ever give up on God’s promise! Your pain might seem greater right before the birth of your promise, but there is delivery from pain’s choking grasp. God doesn’t bring you to the birth of your promise, and then says, “well, forget it.” No! Your promise has developed for a long time, and the time of its birth is upon you. No matter how hard the pain has been or difficult your journey, His promise is almost here. Anticipate it!
“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm for God can be trusted to keep his promise” (Hebrews 10:23, NLT)! Hold on! Don’t quit! Trust! Keep the faith! Believe and receive!
©2019 Lynn Lacher