It will come to pass

Dr. Robin H. Kimbrough

Dr. Robin H. Kimbrough

One of my senior citizen friends would say often “time will tell.” Time will tell all, because, in time, we see the promises of God manifold, the outcome of situations, and the revelation of judgment and prophesy. If life were a crystal ball, we would not need to have faith and rely on God. We would know the exact future. The truth is we cannot look through a crystal or any other medium to know the future. We have to trust God. We have to know that whatever he has said to us and revealed, it will come to pass. “It will come to pass” is prophetic for all of us who are waiting on the Lord. We need to know that regardless of what is happening in our lives, God will be with us and his promise will come to pass.

At the end of Psalm 27, we hear these words of encouragement: “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord!” For us to wait on the Lord, we need to know that our dreams, God’s will, and our divine appointments will come to pass. All we have to do is put our trust in God, and believe. While we are waiting on it to come to pass, we need to permit God to prepare us for his promise. This may mean going through some difficult circumstances, losing some relationships, and walking through some terrible crisis situations.

We will also have to watch others being blessed and moving forward, while we are waiting on our turn. We may even experience circumstances that will convince us that there is no way that it will come to pass, like delays, rejection, and lack of resources. During these times, we have to declare that “it will come to pass.” When wait on the Lord, we cannot do so with an attitude of complaining, because our hearts will become weak. When we wait with encouragement, hope, and belief, the Lord will strengthen our hearts. When the heart gets weak, we tend to give up and give out. When we wait with faith, God strengthens our hearts. He gives us the will to move forward in promise.

In spite of what is going on around us, God gives us a preview of what is to come. He gives us a taste of victory. If needed, he will push and pull and drag us until we have the strength to move on our own. As we reflect upon what God has in store for us and the possibilities in our lives—let us not forget that it will come to pass. It may not happen when we want it to happen. It may not happen the way we want it to happen. There are some who can testify that it will come to pass.

While we wait on the coming of our Jesus Christ, know that in spite of all the evil lurking around the world, Jesus will return. Let us continue to live right, wait on God, and trust in the Lord—because it will come to pass.