Wait On God
“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.” (Zephaniah 3:8-9)
Today’s Morsel: Most people do not have the patience to wait on God. They want their answer and problems fixed now. But what if God is teaching us a lesson, or showing others how strong our faith is in Him when we are going through things in our life. Isaiah admonishes us from the Lord in Isaiah 40:28-31, “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:28-31). But those that wait on the Lord, who make conscience of their duty to him, and by faith rely upon him and commit themselves to his guidance, shall find that God will not fail them. They shall have grace sufficient for them: They shall renew their strength as their work is renewed; they shall be anointed, and their lamps supplied with fresh oil. God will be thou their arm every morning, and salvation also in the time of trouble (Isaiah 33:2). If at any time they have been folded and weakened they shall recover themselves, and so renew their strength. They shall have strength to labor, strength to wrestle, strength to resist, strength to bear. As the day so shall their strength be. Care to wait on God?
Sing: They that wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Teach me Lord, teach me Lord to wait.
Thought For Today: Waiter and waitress both begin with the word wait.