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.
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.