Waiting

2 07 2012

Waiting on God is hard. We struggle more with God’s timing than just about anything else. I tend to be in a hurry. I want things to move faster, go quicker, and resolve sooner. When I wait for God, I have to slow down. Waiting on His movement turns my heart towards trusting His goodness. It requires me to move out of the driver’s seat and take my proper place by His side. It acknowledges that He is pure love, and that every move He makes will be filled with deep grace – just for me.

As I wrestle with waiting instead of worrying, Isaiah brought a fresh truth to my heart. “Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.” (Isaiah 30:18)

God waits for me! He longs to pour out grace and mercy into my tired, weary soul. In order to fill me with all of His goodness and love, He waits for me. He waits for me to wait for Him. He longs for me to long for Him more than I long for my own timing, my own solutions, my own agenda, and my own way.

In learning to wait for Him, I am mirroring the heart of the One who waits for me. His patience becomes my pattern. His desires redefine my delight. His perspective shapes my vision. His purpose transforms the way I walk through my days and order my priorities.

Waiting implies worth. We wait on God because He is worth waiting for. Today I learned that God says I am worth waiting for as well.

My Jesus Resolution today is to wait. I am going to still my heart and turn my face to Him. I am going to trust that God is in control and will do what is best in His time. Too many times, worry draws my heart away from worship and being frantic prevents me from seeing His face. The Lord is waiting to be gracious to me today. He has an immeasurable measure of joy, peace, mercy, and love in store for me. Instead of rushing ahead, I am going to wait on the One who is waiting for me to experience all of the abundance to be found in Christ.


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2 07 2012
Paula Wooten

Casandra, thanks for the message of waiting upon the Lord…..You never cease to amaze me with the knowledge of God you have in your heart…the way His love flows through you to others…I thank God for you….

4 07 2012
Helene Smith

The idea that God begins by waiting for us is wonderful. The next time I grow impatient and frustrated, waiting for God to make things clear, I am going to remember all the unrepentant times I have kept Him waiting! Thanks Casandra!

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