“So the LORD gave to Israel all the land of which He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they took possession of it and dwelt in it. The LORD gave them rest all around according to all that He had sworn to their fathers. And not a man of all their enemies stood against them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand. Not a word failed of any good thing which the LORD had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass” JOSHUA 21:43-45
The LORD fulfilled His promises He made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in (Genesis 12:1-7: 17:1-8) to the children of Israel. The promises of God for them seem it will never be fulfill for over 430 years. They were in slavery; the opposite of the promise was what was fulfilling in their lives, even after slavery they were in constant battle with the enemies, but at last in Joshua 21:43-45, all came to pass. This may be happening too in your life, God has promise you in His word in the past, and what you are seeing now is the opposite, today be encouraged by our scripture ( Joshua 21:43-45), that God will never fail, no matter how long its fulfillment seems to be, it will surely come to pass. “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? Number 23:19
Joseph saw himself great at the age of 17 years, but he never achieves greatness until the age of 30 years. He went through difficulties, for 13years. He was almost killed, was in slavery, imprisoned, was bound and rejected by his own brothers. David was anointed king of Israel by the age of 16, but was running for his life for about 14years, dwells in café, always praying to God to deliver him from the wicked (Ps 17:13), but at last God gave him rest and the throne of Israel.
Just hold on to God and His promises for your life, even though you are going through difficulties, trials and tribulation, rejection and loneliness, just hold on to God’s word. “For as heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater” Isaiah 55:9,10
Let this word of David be your confession in Psalm 16:5-6
“O LORD, you are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; you maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good inheritance”
I pray for you; you will not see corruption, the Lord will show you the path of life (Jesus Christ) and you will work in the path of life all the days of your life and fulfill His promises to you by His mercy in Jesus name.
If you have not given you life to Christ Jesus, this is an opportunity for you to do so.
Just pray this prayer, believe it in your heart and confess with your mouth you shall be saved (Rom 10-9-10).
LORD JESUS CHRIST, I CONFESS YOU AS MY LORD AND PERSONAL SAVIOUR.
I BELIEVE YOU DIED AND ROSE AGAIN FOR MY SALVATION.
LORD JESUS, COME INTO MY HEART, FORGIVE ME MY SINS AND CLEANSE ME WITH YOUR BLOOD. I RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE INTO MY SPIRIT
THANK YOU JESUS FOR SAVING ME. AM NOW A CITIZEN OF HEAVEN (AMEN