What's On My Mind: WATCHING AND WAITING
The Lord said to me, "I will take My rest, and I will look from My dwelling place" (Isaiah 18:4)
I think of Jesus waiting 4 days while Lazarus lay in the grave (John 11:39). Was He unaware? Did He not care? Of course He care! He was waiting for the right time to act and to teach the lessons He wanted to teach.
The Bible records God's "delays," many of which seem at the time to be inexplicable from our point of view. Yet every delay flows from the depths of His wisdom and love. If nothing else delay, if we accept it, can produce the quieter virtues humility, patience, endurance, and persistence---- qualities that are often the last to be learned.
Are you in distress? Does the Lord seem distant and detached? He is not indifferent to your plight, nor is He unmoved by your pleas. He is waiting while His purposes are achieved. Then, at the right moment, He will intercede. God is never in a hurry, but He is always on time.
Turn not aside, discouraged one; stir up your gift, pursue your goal; in God's own time you'll see Him work; He'll give you hope and lift your soul.
GOD ID WORTH WAITING FOR; HIS TIME IS ALWAYS BEST.
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