Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Mercy may seem slow, but it is sure. The LORD in unfailing wisdom has
appointed a time for the outgoings of His gracious power, and GOD'S
time is the best time.
We are in a hurry; the vision of the blessings
excites our desire and hastens our longings; but the LORD will keep His
He never is before His time; He never is behind.
word is here spoken of as a living thing which will speak and will come.
It is never a dead letter, as we are tempted to fear when we have long
watched for its fulfillment.
The living word is on the way from the
living GOD, and though it may seem to linger, it is not in reality doing
GOD'S train is not behind time. It is only a matter of patience,
and we shall soon see for ourselves the faithfulness of the LORD.
promise of His shall fail; "it will not lie." No promise of His will be
lost in silence; "it shall speak."
What comfort it will speak to the
No promise of His shall need to be renewed like a bill
which could not be paid on the day in which it fell due-"it will not
Come, my soul, canst thou not wait for thy GOD? Rest in Him and
be still in unutterable peacefulness.