In Judges 13: 1-5, we discover the story of Samson. It is interesting, that although the angel of the Lord appeared to her, she is known as “Manoah’s wife” and then Samson’s mother. Her name is not given to us in these verses. There are times we may feel unnoticed, unqualified, or unable to make a difference in the world. Yet when the time is right, God opens the door. We find purpose and significance to all we have done and are doing.
The angel says to Manoah’s wife in verse 3, “Even though you have been unable to have children, you will SOON become pregnant and give birth to a son” (NLT).
Soon. We tend to think it means in a short while, before too long, or eventually. But with God it means – the opportune time. The time most favorable, perfectly timed in which He works and moves in our lives.
We all have the “soon” moment we are waiting for in our lives – the door we are waiting for to open – the right job, a question answered, provision for a need, a new apartment, a prodigal to come home, a relationship restored, a marriage, a pregnancy, a ministry opportunity …
“Even though you have been unable to find a job, soon …”
“Even though you have questions, soon …”
“Even though you have been unable to find a new place to live, soon …”
“Even though you have been unable to have contact with your child, soon …”
“Even though you have been unable to mend that relationship, soon …”
May we hold onto our God who sees all things for nothing is hidden from Him.
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” (Galatians 6:10, NLT)
What is your “soon” that you are waiting on God for?
May we each be assured our God will move not only in His way but in His time.
And it will be the right time.