What Should We Wait For?

8 Sep
a continuation from the article “Wait on God”

We ought to wait until God has mercy (Psalm 123:2, “wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us.”). There are times in our life when we must not let go of God. Just like Jacob wrestled with the Lord and would not let him go until He was blessed; so it should be with us. Mercy is withholding that which we deserve. In times of trial and adversity, we ought to wait and abide in His presence until we have the grace to continue on in the midst of tragedy. When we realize our sinfulness and grief we have caused our Saviour, we ought to abide and wait in His presence till mercy be granted and we sense His cleansing and freedom. We ought to wait, despite how long it may be, we must determine to wait on Him until His mercy is manifested and His grace is bestowed. We will never regret it but rejoice in it always.
We ought to wait for His leading and direction. There will be times when we feel as if God’s is hiding His face or His will. These are times we must learn to wait. Is. 8:17, “And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.” We walk by faith and not be sight. Our Lord, the One who died to save us, knows our steps and knows our end. Who are we to think that we know best? Paths and decisions can so easily be made in the power of the flesh and yield devastating results. If we would just learn to wait for His direction, we would be safe and there would be a peace that would walk with us knowing that we are in the center of His pre-ordained will for us because this is the way He has guided even though we may not understand or it may be different from what we had imagined.
We are encouraged to wait for the hope of righteousness by faith (Gal. 5:5). It is ultimately God that does a work in our hearts; but, at the same time, it is our responsibility to look for it. We must anticipate God’s working and desire more of it, for when we do, we then have open, submissive hearts. Open hearts are what He needs to come in and work with and then use for His honour and glory. Through His working, He removes the dross from our vessels so that we may be pure and the image of His reflection can be clearly seen. How do we anticipate and desire God’s working? By, once again, spending time with him as well as looking for opportunities to serve those around us.
We cannot even begin to comprehend or fathom the things God has in store for those who wait on Him. What delight. “For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waited for him.” (Is. 64:4). What if the Lord is just waiting to bestow blessing after blessing on us but we are just too consumed in our everyday mundane life to take the time to seek Him and wait on Him. We can be missing out on some of the most glorious blessings we could possibly ever desire! Would to God that we would be faithful to Him.
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