Say Yes! to continuing in faith
In Psalm 27:13 David mused, ‘What would have become of me had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living?’ In other words he marvelled that if he had not persevered in faith and expectation that the Lord would fulfil his promises to him, he would have missed out on their manifestation.
There would have been times when David thought, ‘Would I eventually see the Lord’s goodness during my lifetime?’ His journey had been a difficult and intense experience: living in desert places, running from king Saul, carrying the harrowing responsibilities of leadership, fighting battles, even forced to take refuge from his enemies the Philistines. He would have wondered, ‘Would I live long enough to see the time when God’s promises come to pass in my life?’ They seemed such a long way off compared to where he was in life.
David would have longed to enter into the season of God’s goodness. He’d have desired to cross over from the years of trials and tribulations, of fighting, of going hungry and being in want, of being stalked and harassed by his enemy, into at last being made to sit down on the throne of his dominion and rest. That day did indeed come. And it will also come for anyone who finds themselves plagued by the same questions David had – so long as they persevere in faith and trust in the Lord.
‘So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.’ Hebrews 10:23. Be encouraged, you will enter your season of God’s goodness and sit on your throne of rest and fulfilment during your lifetime.