1/05/17 Waiting on God
“I know that your situation seems never-ending. I understand that you have been waiting for Me to move on your behalf for a long time. At this moment, you need refreshing. Remember My promises. Remember why you are where you are. Look at your situation from My perspective and find My perfect will. Look first from the perspective that I am perfecting you. I am training you to wait on Me. Quiet your heart of accomplishment. Stop struggling against those things that cause discomfort to your flesh.
"Listen to Me. Listen to My Word. I am working on things that you can’t see and in ways you will not understand if you approach them from a worldly perspective. Be still and know that I am God, your God. I am with you. I am for you. We will make it through this together, if you look to Me.”
Psalm 18:1-2 NIV
1) I love you, O Lord my strength.
2) The Lord is my rock, my fortress and deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, he is my shield…
Psalm 46:1 AMP
God is our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.
Psalm 46:10 NIV
“Be still and know that I am God...”
II Cor. 4:16-18 AMP
16) Therefore we do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear). Though our outer man is [progressively] decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day after day.
17) For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!],
18) Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.
One of the most important books I have ever read other than the Bible is a book called Waiting on God by Andrew Murray. It is a small book with 31 two or three page chapters, ideal for daily study.
The main premise of each chapter is that the waiting on God is as important, or even more so, than any result for which we might wait. In our waiting on God, we gain God Himself; His desires, His perspectives, and His heart. The physical results of that waiting - or, in most cases, the removal of any trial we were enduring - fall pale next to having His presence, which is gained in the waiting time. Our impatience is the enemy of any real work that our Father is doing.
I choose to work diligently while waiting quietly, Lord,