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Friday, 26 July 2019

Am I Waiting or is The Lord?

When recently reading this passage, my attention was really caught. It’s a much loved passage in one of my favourite books, Isaiah.
Isaiah 30:15-18
For thus saith the Lord God , the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift. One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.
And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
Note several things...the “Ye would not” of verse 15
The running around doing our own concerns before doing what God wants us to do, so not reaping the blessing..  
In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:” 

and “But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses”.... 
We chose our own attitude, we chose our own actions, and so reap the consequences. It may not even be openly rebelling against God, but simply not doing what He says and when.
“But ye said, No..... We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift. ..”
We can never outrun God, and sin's consequences.
And what is God’s reaction to all this?
 Our God manifests all that we are not.
He is holy, loving, kind, patient faithfully gracious, omnipresent, omnipotent, omnipotent. 
So what does our Almighty LORD God do?
“And therefore will the Lord wait...” 
So are we wondering why things are not as we would have them? 
It maybe simply that He waiting for us to be in the right place for the blessing and peace He has for you.
God waits on us.
Waits till we really wake up. 
He did it with the prodigal son (do you have a prodigal? Don't quit, keep praying, watching in faith just like the waiting loving Father). 
The Lord did it with us in our salvation too, I saw Him do it in the salvation of my darling dad, He waited 89 years, for him to ready! 
And so let us have a heart that waits expectantly upon Him, in faith believing He will meet that very need we have.
He sees 
He cares.
They that wait upon the Lord or click HERE.
He is waiting.
And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgmentblessed are all they that wait for Him.
Lord bless, dear ones, I lift all who read this that the Lord God will be their Guide, Comfort and Strength. He faileth not.
Prayer hugs,
Shaz in Oz.x
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Cheryl said...

Oh, thank you for this precious encouragement, dear sis! I remember hearing that song, "They That Wait Upon the Lord" when I was very young. It was such a blessing to me tonight. You always bless me, and your dear emails are very dear to my heart. May the Lord reward you for the blessing you are to me and so many others!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh how patient is the Lord - how gracious and gentle and merciful!! Thank you Shaz for this deep devotion - is has blessed me.

living from glory to glory said...

Very encouraging and I like the title of this post! Good question who is waiting? I really have to slow down and wait daily! Blessings, Roxy

Anne said...

Such a wise and encouraging post! Waiting is not easy at the best of times and that is when we can take things into our own hands and get it all wrong... thank you mon amie, you are a blessing indeed!