God Will Deliver
March 27, 2010 6 Comments
It is often necessary to decide the following question. Do I obey my heart or do I trust God? The temptation is always present to push for what the heart wants without really trusting God’s direction. Most of us have been in a situation where we were up for a promotion or perhaps in the running for a job. We knew we could perform better than the one who eventually got the job or promotion. Maybe they got the position because they knew someone or maybe a third-party with some pull recommended them. Initially we may have been disappointed. In time we realize that God had something better in mind for us. What we often forget is this, God will deliver for His children. God will put us in a position to accomplish great things if we will place our trust in Him.
In Judges 7 the story of how God dealt with Gideon unfolds. The army of the children of Israel prepares for battle with 22,000 men. God tells Gideon that there are too many men. Eventually God trims this group to a mere 300 soldiers. The rest of the story describes in detail how God delivers for Israel. The success the men of God enjoyed did not rest in their ability as soldiers. Their success was found in their trust of God. They trusted-God delivered.
What God did for Gideon He will do for His children today. God can and will deliver! If God’s promises are real and they are. Why do we often find ourselves in the grips of failure? The following thoughts may give us some insight:
- We are selfish. Often instead of allowing God to give us what He wants us to have, we push in our own directions. Little children are never in a position to make important decisions without help. Neither are we. We need to ask God for direction in our lives.
- We lack faith. We may ask God for direction. Yet so often we fail to listen. We don’t really believe God will deliver. If we ask for direction we must trust God to deliver.
- We don’t follow God’s timing. A mighty oak doesn’t grow in a month. Neither does God prepare us to do what He wants from us on our time frame. We are often impatient and miss great blessings as a result.
- We don’t allow God to provide. We ask God to show us the way. Often instead of allowing Him to show the way we push in the direction we want without allowing God opportunity to open the necessary doors to accomplish His will.
- We only see the short-term. God has the ability to see our lives from beginning to end. We are often disappointed because something we want doesn’t happen. It may be that God has something better in mind. By waiting God may have a better job or a better opportunity for us.
Rest assured of this fact. God will deliver more than we can imagine or even dream if we will put our lives in His hand. Trust God for He will deliver!