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 (Habbabuk 2:3).
We can trust God’s word. No matter how long it may take, in His good time, it will come to pass. God promised Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son. It took it years and years. It took so long that Sarah decided to speed things up. She made her own plans for a child by involving her maid Hagar. Of course, things did not work out. Hagar ended up leaving and Sarah was back to square one. God again told Abraham that he would have a son but this time, He made it clear that the child would be with Sarah. And at the appointed time, God’s word came to pass and Sarah was gave birth to a son. God’s vision for Sarah tarried but it came at the right time. Sarah had a child in her old age, proving that nothing is impossible with God.
Joseph had to wait more than two years for his dreams to come to pass. During that time, he was sold to into slavery; was falsely accused of attempted rape and sent to prison. He spent two years in jail before his life changed for the better.
Simeon waited a long time to see God’s Savior and it was revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. One day, he received word from the Holy Spirit that the Child was in the temple. Simeon held Him in his arms and said, “Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel” (Luke 2:29-32).
Jesus promised that He would return one day. He said, “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:2, 3). We know that we can trust Him. If He says He will come back, we can be absolutely sure that He will. We don’t know when He will come. Only the Father knows but we know that just as He sent His Son here at the appointed time to save us, He will send Him at the appointed time to take us home. In His Word, He promised, “For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry (Hebrews 10:37).