Here we are in December – the end of another year – it seems impossible yet here we are.  This is the time of year many look back over the previous months and the prayers they have been praying.  It’s the time of year when most decide if their prayers haven’t been answered yet, it won’t happen this year.  Maybe next year.

If that’s you I want to encourage you today.  It’s not over yet.  I want to remind you of the times God changed things in a day.

One day Joseph was in prison, the next day he was second in command.  Consequently, he and his family were restored. This man not only saved his family from hunger but saved an entire nation during famine.

One day David was running for his life, eating whatever he could find.  His enemy was hot on his trail. The next day he was a King living in a palace, just as God promised. And his enemies were all gone.

One day Abraham and Sarah were childless, the next day she was pregnant with a baby of promise.

One day the disciples were filled with fear, hiding behind closed doors. The following day they were filled with the power of the Holy Spirit and went about preaching, teaching, and performing miracles.

Time and time again we see how God changed things for his people in one day.  Let me share one more with you.

Then Elisha said, Hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord: Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour will sell for a shekel and two measures of barley for a shekel in the gate of Samaria! Then the captain on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God and said, If the Lord should make windows in heaven, could this thing be? But Elisha said, you shall see it with your own eyes, but you shall not eat of it. 2 Kings 7

Scripture goes on to say…and so it was fulfilled.  Who was the ONLY person who didn’t see this wonderful thing come to pass?  The one who didn’t believe it could happen.

I believe God can change things for his people in a day.  I believe he is the same God, yesterday and today.  He has not and will not change.  The fact that this year is coming to an end is irrelevant.  Waiting does not negate the word of the living God.

“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” Num. 23:19

Today, are you holding onto a promise?  Don’t let go now.  Refuse to be one who doesn’t believe that God can still change things in a day.

Therefore, do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise. Hebrews 10:35-36

Hold on to the promise of God.  Do not waver.  This year is not over yet.  It’s often in the last seconds of a sports event that the game is ultimately won.  May it be so with us.  In these last seconds of 2021 may we see the goodness of God in the land of the living.  May we see the good hand of the Lord at work on our behalf.  May we see his promises to us fulfilled in a day.  Don’t let go now.

 

 

Appoint My Days

My delight is in the law of the Lord, and I mediate on it day and night, I am like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth fruit in its season, whose leaves will not wither and whatever I do will prosper.

Psalm 1:2,3