Waiting on Us to Wait
You'll find it in Isaiah 30:15. God is talking into a particular situation when He says through the prophet Isaiah: Only in returning and waiting for Me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. I've learned that a confident person doesn't have to talk about it a lot. They are quiet and sure of what they know. This is unlike someone who needs to prove to everyone else they are "all that and a bag of chips." They spout and talk and wear everyone out with their words. But someone who is sure - can be quiet about it. They don't brag or flaunt, or act like they have anything to prove. When we are confident in the Lord - quietness comes.
There are times (a lot of them) when we need to be quiet and let our confidence be in Him. Actually, He's waiting on that. If you look on down to verse 18, it says The Lord still waits for you to come to Him... He waits for us to get it together enough to come to Him and wait on Him. And He's not waiting there with a big stick so He can smack some sense into us either. He's waiting so He can show you His love and compassion. (Isaiah 30:15, 18 NLT)
He's not waiting on us to run to Him so He can say "I told you so." He just wants us to be still enough to accept His grace and love. Psalm 103:11-14 says this about it:
For His unfailing love toward those who fear Him
is as great at the height of the heavens above the earth.
He has removed our rebellious acts as far away
from us as the east is from the west.
The Lord is like a father to His children;
tender and compassionate to those who fear Him.
For He understands how weak we are;
He knows we are only dust. NLT
I find confidence in the truth that He understands how weak we are - yet He still bids us to come. He has unfailing love for us knowing we are just dust. And He still loves us! He still beckons us. He still wants to pour out His love and compassion on us. I can have confidence in that - when there's no confidence in anything else.
Today I will remind myself that God is a God who loves. His tender mercies never fail. He is always waiting on us to wait on Him. And that is my intention for today - to quietly, confidently wait on Him. Will you join me?
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