Wait for Him

Isaiah 30:18-20 (NLT)
18
So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help. 19 O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more.He will be gracious if you ask for help. He will surely respond to the sound of your cries. 20 Though the Lord gave you adversity for food and suffering for drink,he will still be with you to teach you.You will see your teacher with your own eyes.   21 Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,”whether to the right or to the left.

So I am reading this morning and I am reminded that I need to wait for Him.  Some many times I don’t want to wait.  I want the situation that I am in to go away and the sooner the better.  I will catch myself getting in the Lord’s way instead of waiting for Him.  The lie is I Know better than you.   (anyone had that train of thought lately?) That kind of thinking gets me in trouble every time.  What is that Kind of thinking called?

The next part is the comfort knowing that as He brings me into adversity and suffering He will reveal the teacher to me and with my ears and his voice I will hear “this is the way you should go”  but only if I wait for Him and not get ahead of the one who leads.

I am listening to a song called Pursuit and the song just wrecks me.  All I keep hearing is “I will pursue you,  I will pursue your presence!”  I have to think Just like I heard the other day If I am glorifying Him in everything I do it is the same as pursing him in everything I do.  Just where I have been the last three to four weeks. 

Be blessed this day and wait for Him!

5 thoughts on “Wait for Him

  1. Thanks for that! I am in a spot where the ex is continually trying to drive a wedge between my sons and me.
    She has been fairly successful in her last endeavor. They have been a little silent and that is unusual.
    Your words were literally 6 seconds before reacting badly to this.
    . I need to wait and remember how the Lord is always with me in my “stuff”.
    I do not know better than HE does in any situation in my life or anyone's.
    Thanks Kevin D

    Like

  2. Why does it seem so difficult to wait and hear from God sometimes? Especially when I feel desperate in wanting to know his will for my life ( right or left choices) so that i can please and glorify him in all I do? He knows that's what I want to do in my heart….so i get frustrated when i ask and just hear crickets chirping….

    So what is it to really wait on The Lord? There are business decisions to make every day ….and if im not hearing a direction from do i really just sit tight?

    Do i neglect responsibilities i have taken on as a business owner because I'm not hearing a direction?

    Given some of the silence I have experienced in the past, sometimes i push forward ….thinking im using the wisdom he has given me to make a choice. So Is this really considered to be prideful thinking that Kee was pointing at? I don't know….

    Anyone else struggle with this?
    Lord I pray for clarity in hearing from you moment by moment….

    Rick

    Like

  3. …tagging on to that thread… seems to me, we should be praying for COURAGE to stay the course until Pops gives us the CLARITY we are seeking… timing is the Father's business, though often I need to be reminded of this.
    Scott

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s