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Have you heard about the story of a man called Noah in the Bible? His name is quite familiar right? Well, Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person during his time. At that time, The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil (Genesis 6:5 NLT) but Noah found favour with the Lord.
God decided to destroy all living creatures, for they had filled the earth with violence. He instructed Noah to build a boat, He also specified the dimensions of the boat and all other things needed. God then sent flood to cover the surface of the earth and it rained heavily for forty days and nights.
After this period, Noah had to yakhal in the boat for a long period of time. Hence, the title of this blog post.
Yakhal is a Hebrew word which means “to wait for”, like the story of Noah in the ark. We read in the previous posts that God is a Great Architect with a great plan for us. However, sometimes it seems like nothing is working out.
It rained for 40 days and nights according to God’s instruction. As humans, we’d expect that “oh yes, it’s time to come out”, but Noah and his family had to wait for a very long time and in total, they spent over 300 days in the ark. (To study the story of Noah, visit the Bible; Genesis chapter 5 – Genesis chapter 9).
The Bible says in Habakkuk 2:3-4:
³ This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. ⁴“Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.
Habakkuk 2:3-4 New Living Translation
God is never late, no matter the time He intervenes, it’s the best time. Situations may look unfavourable but don’t do things alone, wait for God’s intervention. Imagine if Noah went out immediately without waiting. He’d have drowned in the water because the floodwaters had not dried up from the earth.
Proud people decide to do things themselves when it seems like God is not turning up and they will surely fail. Saul is an example. God instructed him through Samuel to wait for Samuel’s arrival before offering the sacrifice but he disobeyed and tried to justify his rebellion. He lost the honour of having kingship continue through his posterity. (1 Samuel 13-15).
Don’t destroy God’s purpose for your life by becoming hesitant. Apply the Yakhal principle and wait on God. He will definitely renew your strength. You might need to yakhal on God for a period of time and God will reward you.
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