“Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?” says the Lord. “Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?” says your God (Isaiah 66:9 NIV).
This is a question that we need to give careful thought to. It reveals one important characteristic of God’s dealing with His children. It brings to light the fact that God does not disappoint after bringing us to the very brink of accomplishment. He performs what He has promised.
But we often doubt. Our hearts often beat restlessly even when we find God’s hand evident in the step by step developments that take us closer to our accomplishment. Yet it is when we near the goal that we tend to doubt God more. That is right where we forget the fact that it was God who brought us thus far.
That is why God asks this important question. It shows His unchanging nature. He is not somebody who gives us false hopes. There might occur delays. But at the right time He acts. When that time comes you cannot stop God. He fulfills the expectations of His children. And this question that He asks reminding us of His nature should put our hearts to rest. We should learn not to doubt God. But instead we need to develop a peaceful assurance and expectation that what His hand has brought thus far, He will also bring it to pass.
The practical lessons from this question from God are very important. It teaches us that no matter what forces are acting against you, the things birthed in the power of the Spirit of God in your life, will be brought to completion. You need not waver to proceed forward even though the outer circumstances look very bleak and unpromising. What you need to do is to be bold and decisive in moving forward. Let others observe the confidence in you that is born out of the assurance that God will perform for you what you expect of Him. This is especially true when His hand has arranged all the circumstances in favor of your accomplishment.