Waiting, A Two-Way Street

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.

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How many times has the Lord tried to direct me: and I would not.
His Voice so gentle, not loud and demanding,
but reasoning: and I would not.
His Words so confident and sure: and I would not.
His Words so reliable: yet I doubted and would not.
He would ask for such a little step of action,
something He knew and I knew I could do: and I would not.

v.18 And therefore will the LORD wait,
that he may be gracious unto you,
nd 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.

The time would come after He waited:
I would sigh the acceptance sigh, ‘Not my will’.
I would sigh the surrender sigh,
after holding on so tightly, ‘Not my will’.
I would sigh the committed sigh, ‘Thy Will be done’.
Did God rail on me for my slowness,
my subborness,
my lack of faith?
No but as He did for Job: He did for me.
Will he plead against me with his great power?
No; but he would put strength in me.
Job 23:6
And bless me with His Strength to follow in His Steps.

Yes, many times I wait on God.
I can wait because I have learned by His Example
how to wait, for He waits on me.

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May God bless our waiting.
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February 22, Today’s thought – Carry Away the Song

feb19 004Coffee within arm’s reach of my chair.
Life doesn’t get much better.

Good Morning

Isaiah 30:15
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:

Do you know what Luther said?
“Suffer and be still,
and tell no man thy sorrow;
trust in God–
His help; will not fail thee.”
This is what Scripture calls keeping silent before God
To talk much of one’s sorrow makes one weak,
but to tell one’s sorrows to Him
who heareth in secret,
makes one strong and calm. Tholuck

“The little sharp vexations
And the briars that catch and fret,
Why not take all to the Helper
Who has never failed us yet?
Tell Him about the heartache,
And tell Him the longings, too.

Tell Him the baffled purpose
When we scarce know what to do.
Then, leaving all our weakness
With the One divinely strong,
Forget that we bore the burden
And carry away the song.
Margaret Sangster

Whisper in God’s ears . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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