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Key Word WAIT!

Waiting is not the easiest thing to do. Sometimes I wonder why. All you need to do is allow time to go by before you experience something. You simply remain in a state of inactivity for an unknown period. What can be so hard about that?

I guess it is the unknown. But what if you know what is going to happen, shouldn’tthat make waiting more enjoyable? I loved the verse God gave me the other dayfrom Isaiah 64:4. It says, “Since ancient times no one has heard, no earhas perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those…” CanI just stop right there? Don’t you love this?

God was telling me what my heart longs to hear. “Since ancient times noone has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, whoacts on behalf of Debi.” I like a God like that. I like a God that hasbeen the same yesterday, today and forever and has always, only, and foreveracted on behalf of others, and specifically me. That fits with my expectationsof God and what He’s supposed to be about really.

However, that is not the total teaching from that Scripture. The remainder ofthe verse states, “Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived,no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of THOSE WHO WAIT FORHIM”. Okay, that’s a very different reality. God is the only Godwho acts on behalf of others. There is no denying His gracious and generous actionson behalf of mankind since Adam and Eve first betrayed Him in the garden to presentday grace and love. That God always has our back is undeniable. That God alwaysacts on behalf of us in the time we want Him to act is where we forget aboutthe wait. God always acts on our behalf, but sometimes we do not understand whatis involved in acting on our behalf and why a wait is mandatory for the bestresults. He knows it is not in our nature to wait. He knows we want answers,solutions and help now. We want Him to be at our beck and call. But He has adifferent focus than we do; He always and forever has our behalf in full focus,even if acting on our behalf seems like neglect or slowness to us. When you waiton Him you will see how He acted on your behalf in time.

I wish I could tell you what time, when, why and where. I can’t give youthose answers, but I can tell you that if God has told you to wait, then youwill not hear, your ear won’t perceive, and your eye will never see, exceptafter the wait is over, how much God was acting on your behalf through all youwere challenged with.

Don’t take matters in your own hands. Wait. There is a promise to the waiting.He promises that your waiting will bring reward. It will bring about His bestin your life, not just here, but for eternity.

What issues or situations are keeping you in the waiting room right now? Whatcharacter is God developing in you as you wait?

 

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