Waiting for Blessings
In Deuteronomy 25-26, God gave the Israelites laws, then said in chapter 28 that if they obeyed, He’d bless them in the city, bless them in the field, bless their food, bless their possessions, bless their children-He’d bless them in every possible way.
And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee. The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
You don’t always see these blessings immediately. You often have to wait for some time and trust that God is going to make good on His promises, bring your crop to full harvest, give an ample return on your investment, or cause your child to mature. All these things take time. In the meantime, you may wonder what became of His great promises. Trust God. Have patience.
God is not a man, that he should lie; Neither the son of man, that he should repent: Hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.