Read Exodus 5:19-23, 6:1, 5-8
"Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh. For with a strong hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land." Exodus 6:1 NKJ
In our scripture reading, Moses complained to God that He did not deliver the Israelites as He had promised to do.
The Lord responded, "Now you shall see what I will do." Ex. 6:1. That was God's promise only it didn't happen just then.
Why would God delay? He knew things would get worse first, but God's plagues and deliverance at the Red Sea showed forth His glory to the Israelites and to the Egyptians.
Delays in our lives may be for God's bigger picture. Think of a problem in your life right now. Think of it being immediately resolved. Now imagine all the intricate relationships that could be touched and healed if God had time to bring them all together. With the big picture in view, allow God to do the truly supernatural in your life. You know, God can give you a striking view of the forest while you look at the trees.
Prayer: O God, we thank you for your big plans and ask that you give us courage and hope while we wait for your sovereign hand. Amen.