Have you had times when you feel like a stranger in your own home? Things happen that you don’t understand. I once had an opportunity of giving my wife a surprise during one of our wedding anniversaries. I made arrangements with some of her close friends and even invited her parents and siblings to attend without her getting wind of it. Everything went perfectly well just the way we had designed it. She appreciated the surprise but still told me one thing, “you made me feel like a stranger”. Her reaction was a mixture of emotions; joy, anger, tears, laughter and it was beyond what I had anticipated. Occasionally God deals with his children in a similar manner. Walking with God makes us feel like some sort of strangers in what is supposed to be our home. We go through our blessings in life feeling like total strangers. The scriptural account of Abraham who was asked by God to go to a place that he was to be given as an inheritance is such an example. Abraham had to live like a stranger in tents in what was supposedly his land! Not even a place to bury his wife which he had to buy. He died without receiving the promise but embraced it from afar! He understood the three ingredients to God’s promises; the promise, the process and the timing. Faith waits for the appointed time to appropriate the promise. Many of us today are feeling like strangers to our blessings wondering whether we heard God correctly. We feel like God acts so meanly towards us moving goal posts every time we get near. We have a mixture of emotions and quite a number feels hurt by God. We are wondering why we have to struggle and suffer if God surely meant what He said. Why do I have to live everyday on the edge? When I was almost getting there, here comes a global pandemic. What if I told you that God is preparing a surprise for you? You don’t have to get all the information about the promise, the process or the timing but you can trust God. If you can trust the God of the promise embrace also the God of the perfect timing! Don’t get offended at God and refuse the temptation of helping him. Just trust him and hold on even when it’s painful for He who promised is faithful and will do it at his own timing!
“By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise;” Hebrews 11:9 NKJV
Last modified: May 24, 2020