Have you ever heard someone telling a story about something that was supposed to happen…and then after telling the story, they reaffirmed that it actually happened by stating,
“And that’s what happened!”
Have you ever told a story of something that you thought was going to happen?
And then it DIDN”T happen!
One thing I’ve learned that I can count on, is that when God says something is going to happen you can bet that it’s going to happen at some point. He doesn’t hold back or break His word.
I was going back and reading through Creation this week and found a phrase after each declaration God made on each day. The phrase is…
“And that is what Happened.”
This phrase shows up six times alone in the first chapter of the Bible. Every time God stated what he wanted to happen each day…”that is what would happen.”
This phenomenon moves beyond creation. With Noah, his family was saved. With Abraham, a son was provided. With Moses, manna was provided. With Joshua, the walls of Jericho fell. With David, the Philistines were defeated. With Jesus, the sick were healed and sins forgiven.
It’s part of God’s character.
We often forget that and get frustrated because of the timing between the “speaking” of the promise and “happening” of the promise. But we have to remember that God’s promises are irrevocable and He is bound to His Word.
Which means, for God’s promises in your life, when all is said and done…the final statement will be…?
And THAT is What Happened.
So don’t lose hope, don’t give up…That promise He made is going to happen!