Monday, June 9, 2008

Watching and Waiting

Today I'm taking passages from Proverbs 8: 34 and Isaiah 31:18.
Prov. 8:34 says, " Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway".
Isaiah 31: 18 says, "Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait on him".
Waiting can be hard - we live in a world of instant gratification, and when we ask for something in prayer, we expect God to give us an immediate answer. Sometimes when he's quiet, we tend to think he doesn't hear us, or we just step out on our own and don't wait to hear what he's got to say.
God doesn't live by a watch - he is always in the present, and sometimes has to organize or rearrange things in order for them to all be in place, so the things he has planned for us can occur. We need to all learn to understand that even though it looks like things aren't happening, God IS behind the scenes orchestrating things, and once we grasp hold of that, waiting becomes much easier.
Today, if you're waiting on God for something - re-read that verse from Isaiah - "the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion". He's wanting the very best for your life, and wants nothing but your trust in him to keep you strong that he can and will make it all work out.
Have a blessed week!

1 comment:

Lily said...

Very Good, Janelle. Lily...