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Proverbs 23:18

“For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.”

Thank God there is an end!  There is an end to poverty, there is an end to sickness, there is an end to loneliness, there is an end to trouble, and there is an end to tribulation and persecution.  There is an end, Hallelujah! There is an end!

Sarah had been barren so many years she had endured the sneers and snide remarks of family and friends.  She had endured the emptiness of her arms, and the silence in her tent instead of the cry of a baby.  But one day it all changed and there was an end. The angel of the Lord said to Abraham “…Is anything to hard for the Lord?  At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” (Gen. 18:14).  Genesis 21:1-2, “And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.  For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.”  At the set time there was an end to Abraham and Sarah’s barrenness and their expectation of having a child was fulfilled.

Although Satan was allowed to trouble Job, his time was set and there was an end and God turn Job’s captivity and blessed him with more than he had before.  And although Hannah had to endure being provoked by Peninnah every time she went up to worship, at the set time there was an end and Samuel was born. To Sarah, Job and Hannah it looked like and felt like it would never end but there was a set time. It might look like and feel like to you that your situation will never end, but there is a set time and it shall end and your expectations will be fulfilled.

Jesus said to John on the isle of Patmos “I Am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” (Rev. 1:8).  Jesus is the one who sets the time for all things.  And if you will continue to believe on Him you will see your expectations fulfilled.  The enemy’s time was up when Jesus said “It is finished”, he must let go and move out of the way of God’s people.

Hebrews 10:35-37 says, “Cast not away therefore your confidence which hath great recompense of reward. For you have need of patience that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.  For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry.” 

Don’t give up for surely there is an end to all that the devil is using to resist you.  Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending.  He will end it and your expectations will not go unfulfilled.