Hold on — Help is on the Way

“The hair of his head began to grow again.” Jdg 16:22 NKJV

When we think of Sam­son we usu­al­ly think about his fail­ures — the steamy sto­ry of him and Delilah. It’s true that Sam­son lost every­thing: his hair, his strength, his sight, his posi­tion, his fam­i­ly, and his rep­u­ta­tion. The might­i­est man Israel had ever seen was now in a Philis­tine dun­geon: blind­ed, humil­i­at­ed, grind­ing corn like an ox — a laugh­ing­stock. But it’s not over until God says it’s over! At his low­est point Sam­son cried out to God for mer­cy, and got it. ‘The hair of his head began to grow again.” His hair, which was the secret of his strength, was restored. And as a result his great­est moments in min­istry were his last ones! Today he is men­tioned with hon­or in Hebrews chap­ter eleven, along­side the oth­er heroes of faith (See Heb 11:32). God’s promise is: “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength” (Isa 40:31 NKJV). You may be hurt­ing right now, but be patient, help is on the way. You prayed, ”Lord, I’ve fall­en and I can’t get up.” Hold on, God is com­ing to your aid. He’s com­ing to deliv­er you and set you free. He’s going to bring you out, set you free from cap­tiv­i­ty, and restore you. In the Old Tes­ta­ment when Job the patri­arch was bat­tling boils, bank­rupt­cy, and bereave­ment, he said, “All the days of my hard sen/ice I will wait, till my change comes” (Job 14:14 NKJV). God restored Job and gave him back twice as much as he lost — and He wants to do the same for you. So hold on, help is  on the way!

Source: The Word for You Today – Super­Chan­nel, Orlan­do, FL, USA, pub­lished on March 14, 2017 (from Jakes, Strength for Every Moment, pp 233 & 234)