When It Tarries, Wait For It:
Text: Habakkuk 2:3 – For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry (New King James Version).
Habakkuk chapter 2 has the answer God gave to Habakkuk on the questions he raised in chapter one (Habakkuk 1:2, 3 and 13). Evil and in justice had upper hand in the time of Habakkuk just as it is today. These discouraged Habakkuk. He complained vigorously to God and in answer God asked him to be patient. He will work out His plans at His own perfect time.
The evil in question here is mostly the problem of the Chaldeans. Adam Clarke commentary puts it thus: “The Chaldeans, who are to ruin Judea, shall afterwards be ruined themselves: but they must do this work before they receive their wages; therefore the vision is for an appointed time. But at the end it shall speak. When his work of devastation is done, his day of retribution shall take place.” Furthermore, the commentary stated that “Though it tarries – Though it appear to be long, do not be impatient; it will surely come; it will not tarry longer than the prescribed time, and this time is not far distant. Wait for it.” All these were fulfilled at the right time because God cannot lie.
Today, most of us are discouraged about what they experience on daily basis either delay in receiving what they have been asking of God or the things that happen around us. Same answer God gave Habakkuk, He is giving you today. Are you discouraged thinking it is all over? Do you want to quit because you are in despair? Be patient and wait for it. Do not give up. At the right and perfect time, God will visit you (Genesis 18:14).
Food for Thought: A patient dog eats the fattest bone
1) Thanks God for His Perfect plans for us.
2) God release all my expectations tarrying,
3) Grant me the grace to wait patiently for your promise