How Long? ( by Fenny West)

How Long Will It Be Ere They Believe me?

Num14:11

Be not confused by the old language.
How long will it be before you believe me?

Why would you because of mercies unseen doubt My parentage?
How can you easily forget My countless mercies, like the ten spies?
How can you easily forget that My mercies are new every morning and great is My faithfulness?

Sarah was in this place and got Abraham to compromise.Gen16
Abraham was in this place and was depressed under the impression that Eliezer would be his heir. Unbelief also caused him to lie protect himself.
But I was merciful and reassured him, reaffirmed my covenant and even changed his name to line up with My will for him. Gen17

I called the thing which be not as though it was. And that is the nature of faith. The just shall live by faith. I used the heavens to paint a picture of the greatness in store for him and he believed.

He turned the corner even after the mistake of fathering Ishmael. In the fullness time, at the set time, I gave him laughter ( Isaac). That son at his old age meant everything to him-apple of his eyes. So I put him to the test: “Take now your son, your beloved son to a place I will show you and sacrifice him…” Gen22

He obeyed and left immediately. He passed his test with flying colours. Why? He had learned that great is My faithfulness. I am not One Who lies. Heaven and earth would pass away but not one tittle of My word will fall to the ground without fulfilment. I do not bring to the time of birth and shut the womb.

How long?
I do not cause to bring forth and stop delivery.
I provided because I presided. Isa66:9

You too can turn a corner and belief to receive your Isaac; your laughter. You too can silence the voices of unbelief like Joshua and Caleb,” 
30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses , and said , “Let us go up at once and take possession , for we are well able to overcome it.”
Num13:30
7 and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel , saying: “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. 
Num14:7
You too can affirm like Paul:”
28 And we(I) know that all things work together for good to those who love God , to those who are the called according to His purpose.

God’s Everlasting Love 
31 What then shall we say(I) to these things? If God is for us(me) , who can be against us(me)? 
32 He who did not spare His own Son , but delivered Him up for (me) us all , how shall He not with Him also freely give us(me) all things? 
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life , nor angels nor principalities nor powers , nor things present nor things to come ,

39 nor height nor depth , nor any other created thing , shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ro8:28,32,37-39
25  …for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me. Acts27:25
 

How long?
  31 But those who wait on the Lord  Shall renew their strength;  They shall mount up with wings like eagles , They shall run and not be weary , They shall walk and not faint. 
Isa40:31

  5 Why are you cast down , O my soul?  And why are you disquieted within me?  Hope in God , for I shall yet praise Him  For the help of His countenance. 
Ps42:5

  9 Shall I bring to the time of birth , and not cause delivery?” says the Lord.  “Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God. 
Isa66:9

1     How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever?

     How long will You hide Your face from me?

2     How long shall I take counsel in my soul,

     Having sorrow in my heart daily?

     How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

3     Consider and hear me, O LORD my God;

     Enlighten my eyes,

     Lest I sleep the sleep of death;

4     Lest my enemy say,

     ” I have prevailed against him”;

     Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

5     But I have trusted in Your mercy;

     My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.

6     I will sing to the LORD,

     Because He has dealt bountifully with me.

Ps13

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