Perhaps you are feeling pressed in, cornered with no
escape ‐ desperately needing a place to run and hide!
Then do it! If you want to “run” ‐ run to Jesus and hide
in the shelter of His wings!
Do not be afraid! WAIT and see the salvation of the Lord
on your behalf!
He already has the answer for you! You can trust Him!
Don’t do it “your way” again! You have tried and your
efforts have failed. He has promised that “He will
accomplish that which concerns you!” (Ps.138:8).
Perhaps when you think of waiting, your immediate
response is Isaiah 40:31, “But those who wait on the
Lord shall renew their strength…”
Yes, there are many places we are told to “wait” on the
Lord. But in Isaiah 30:18, we discover that God is
waiting for you! And no one can “wait,” like God can!
He says He is waiting for you to “wait” on Him!
“God’s not finished. He’s waiting to be gracious to you.
He’s gathering strength to show mercy to you. God
takes the time to do everything right‐everything. Those
who wait for Him are the blessed ones.” (Isaiah.30:18)
“God is waiting for me?” Yes! He is the ultimate “waiter!”
He has made provision
for all that you need, but until you “run out of soap” ‐
quit your efforts and struggling, quit trying to “make it
happen” and working out of your self‐determination, He
is waiting patiently for you!
What a great perception! How timely the word ‐ WAIT!
As Moses told the Israelites when they were backed up
to the Red Sea with no obvious way of escape, “Do not
be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord,
which He will accomplish for you today” (Exodus.14:13).
The Lord is waiting for you! To some this would seem
outrageous! But we have an “outrageous God” who
even helps you in the time of waiting.
Paul wrote in Romans.8:24‐28, ” …waiting does not
diminish you, any more than waiting diminishes a
pregnant mother. You are enlarged in the waiting. You,
of course, don’t see what is enlarging you. But the
longer you wait, the larger you become, and the more
joyful your expectancy. Meanwhile, the moment you
get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside
helping you along. ” (The Message Bible.)
“That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our
lives of love for God is worked into something good.”
Wait! Again I say ‐ WAIT on the LORD! He is waiting for
you … so He can bless you ‐ Outrageously!!!
~ Shelia Hart Artt
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