The Profit of Waiting

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him! (Isaiah 30:18)

Eons have passed while I washed myself in this foolish belief:

I am the best author of my destiny.

I find this an almost impossibly difficult belief to shake.

BUT, Isaiah teaches otherwise. It is a position of Divine favor to wait on God to organise me; to stop and allow Him to rise in compassion and grace to me.

Is the seeking of a promise, that striving which walks past God - is that my rotten old trust in me again?

There resides divine blessing far beyond any human measure for those who permit God to order their life according to His promises to them.

Waiting for God is like packing my house up and changing cities. Waiting transports me to Jerusalem. Here I find the joy of His home and the brightness of His presence.

Where there is waiting there is rest. Striving is absent. God is not met in striving, only stillness.

Waiting is God's season for:

  • repair through rest
  • repair through repentance and the
  • re-configuring of life through a sturdy self-reflection.

Waiting is the audit of the soul. It is a spiritual stock-take.

In waiting the Light of the World chases away the darkness that handcuffs my soul. 

The profit is first in the waiting, well before the promise is received. This is the gentle perishing to self.

To linger upon the chair of waiting offers the pleasures of sitting longer with the Lord. Why be in a hurry to rise?

Today's Soul Snippet:

Contentedness is the Son shining inside regardless of the darkness outside.

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