"Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised. Now when people take an oath, they call on someone greater than themselves to hold them to it. And without any question that oath is binding. God also bound himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind. So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary."
Hebrews 6:15-19 nlt
IN THE SHADOW OF HIS HAND
Has He given you a vision?
Would your heart arise to go,
With a burning and a passion,
It's fulfillment now to know?
Yet your way is dark with questions,
And you sense no open door.
Are you waiting in the silence,
Doubting what you heard before?
Wait, the vision though it tarry
Keep your heart at rest and still;
Knowing that the Father's sovereign,
And His will He will fulfill.
Think of Abram, giv'n the promise,
Of a son, though very old.
Then the many years of silence,
'Fore the promise did unfold.
And of Joseph, given visions,
Then sold into slavery;
Prison but a door to throne rooms,
Trustful waiting was his key.
In these clouds of unknown waiting,
God is present, still endure.
For our faith in His own timing,
Makes the vision, given, sure.
And though darkness seems to linger,
Tis' the shadow of His hand;
And the vision He has given,
Will unfold as He has planned.
--- Rachael Lofgren