"And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise." Hebrews 6:15
Abraham was long tired, but he was richly rewarded. The Lord tried him by delaying to fulfill His promise. Satan tried him by temptation; men tried him by jealousy, distrust, and opposition.; Sarah tried him by her peevishness. But he patiently endured. He did not question God's verasity, nor limit His power, nor doubt His faithfulness, nor grieve His love, but he bowed to divine sovereignty, submitted to His infinity wisdom, and was silent under His delays, waiting the Lord's time. And so, having patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
God's promises cannot fail of their accomplishment. Patient waiters cannot be dissapointed. Believing expectation shall be realized.
Beloved, Abraham's conduct condemns a hasty spirit, reproves a murmuring one, commands a patient one, and encourages quiet submission to God's will and way. Remember, Abraham was tried; he patiently waited; he received the promise and was satisfied. Imitate his example. and you will share the same blessing.
Excerpts from Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman
"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."