The Bible firmly asserts that waiting is advantageous: “But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength …” (Isaiah 40:31, New King James Version). Sometimes, however, our problems can last so long that we forget this promise. We often shift our focus to the length of our patience, and even assume that God has forgotten our address. But what happens when God is ready to fulfill His Word in your life? What would you do if you knew today was the last day you’d be anxious, broke, depressed, frustrated, overwhelmed, or troubled?
The man featured in John 5:1-9 knows how it feels to be weary while waiting. He waited 38 years to be free, but freedom never came. Worse, he had front row seats while others received the blessing he desired. But just when the man thought he’d never be healed, Jesus showed up. He has a way of showing up, not when we want Him, but always on time. When He arrived, Jesus granted him the freedom he desired.
Maybe you feel like the man in John 5:1-9: life is passing by, and it seems like you’ll never escape the problem you’re currently facing. I have good news for you – help is on the way! God is too good to leave you hanging now. Hold on, and don’t give up!