The appointed time
Habbakuk experienced what some, if not most of us go through – prayer that seems to get lost in the wind. The enemy had been terrorizing the nations of the time for far too long, and the prophet was disheartened by the seeming indifference of God.
When God finally answered, it was not what the prophet may have wanted to hear. God was well aware of all that was happening, He was seeing from above. But He was not about to put a stop to it, at least not right away. But He promised Habbakuk one thing, ‘that the vision was for an appointed time, and that in the fullness of time it shall come to pass and not tally’ (Habakkuk 2:3).
Habbakuk was satisfied, thus he said –“Though the gid tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, thought there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my savior”. He was comforted knowing that God above was watching, and that He had set aside a time that He would act.
May it be so with us today. May we be aware that God is watching our situation, He sees our tears and our pain, and has appointed a particular time that He will answer, and that He will not be a minute late. Have you had a dream that seems to have tallied? Rejoice! The vision is for an appointed time. Do you feel that heaven has been silent to your prayer, or that God has been indifferent? Rejoice! The vision is for an appointed time. It may not come a day earlier, but it will not come a day later. Praise the Lord!