“ I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.
Here we have a promise of deliverance by God in small increments, little by little. Have you ever felt that you are at the edge of a precipice, just hanging on, and you cry out to God for immediate help then become disappointed when He appears to be working little by little, rather than all at once?
Our God is working for our eternal good. He is accomplishing His purpose in our lives in His own way, and in His own time. He knows that in some situations, little by little is the best way to go. He knows that we could easily be overtaken by adversity, if we experience victory too quickly.Even though there are no simple answers to lives perplex problems, this verse provides an important clue as to how God sometimes work on our behalf. Every now and then, we need to be reminded that He is going by His timetable, not ours, and His will for us is determined by what is ultimately best for us. One thing is sure, that is, the Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness, and He is just being patient with us. Like Paul with his thorn, perhaps you have a lifestyle that you know is unhealthy and you have asked Gods help, but the progress seem slow and insignificant, dont throw away your project, be patient and work with God, so that He can work with you.Be encouraged when your prayer request reveal little by little progress, because while God is at work in your life, He is also at work in the lives of those around you, and when he ties-it-all-up, little by little will add up to major change.
Rev. Barbara McFarlane