The other day I was dusting my bookshelf, and once finished, placed each book back in its proper place. My eyes fell upon a book that I had read a couple of years ago, and I could not help but race back in my mind to that particular place and time when things in my marriage were falling apart.
I recalled asking God then, "How long is this trial going to take? What are you waiting for?" But, as I thumbed through the pages of the book, I quickly realized that my situation had never been a surprise to God, the way it had been for me. After a few minutes of walking down memory lane, I focused on the present. God had waited to give me answer back then, because He had me just where He wanted me to be.
Has your marital situation been so terrible that you had to ask God, "What are you waiting for?" Surely, you know that you are his child. You have been following his commands and walking according to his Word. But there is no earthly explanation why you are not experiencing marital bliss. The problem is not necessarily you, but it could be what is God trying to do through you.
"When thou passeth through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee (Isaiah 43:2" KJV)
My experience of being faithful to an unfaithful person was not easy. But when we understand that God, who is faithful, calls us to be faithful, this actually makes all things well. God will not require you to do anything for which he has not equipped you. Where God guides, he provides!
God has you right where He wants. He has promised that he will never leave you nor forsake you, and that is His word: a word that can be trusted. The winds and the waves may come to uproot you; the stormy seas may even come to shake you. But like Peter who got out of the boat in faith to walk to Jesus, keep your eyes on Him.
There were many times that I wanted to give up and call it quits because it seemed no help or relief was in sight. Ever feel like God has forgotten about you? Take it from me. He has not! He has you right where He wants you.
"And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you" Joel 2:25.(KJV)
God is faithful to his word. Everything he has promised will come to pass, as long as we remain where God wants us to be.
Dear friend, stay put and do not move. God has everything under control. Know that all is well, despite the chaos and confusion, and know that God has you right where he wants!