Waiting On God

Waiting On God- Part I: God Works On Our Behalf

“Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.” Isaiah 66:4 NIV

Have you ever wondered why things we wish for don’t turn out to be the way we wanted or when we wanted them?

I have learned that things don’t exactly work out the way I expected when I rush into things and don’t wait on the Lord. When I’m not willing to wait, my life turns into chaos.

God doesn’t want us in spiritual debt. He wants to give us what we need. But only in His time. He knows everything about our lives, from beginning to end. He knows exactly where I am at this moment. God knows exactly what I need when I need it, and when I’m ready to receive it.

Our unwillingness to wait on God gets us in trouble and brings us confusion. God’s way is the very best blessing for us.

Isaiah 66:4 teaches us that God works on our behalf. He is a personal God who knows each one of us. He’s willing to become involved in every aspect of our life if we let him.

He will bring good things for me and you in order to accomplish His purpose. I have met many people who have lived their lives and died ignorant of this truth.

The Bible says that God predestined you and me; He knew us before we were born. “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born, I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 NLT.

Since that moment, He worked on a plan to comfort us and transform us into the likeness of His Son, Jesus. Therefore, whatever God does in our lives will be for our good.

When God acts on our behalf, He adds the things that would bless you and me; and removes those things that will harm us.

“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 40:31 KJV

As parents, when we act on behalf of our children or grandchildren, we are doing everything we can to ensure their well-being. They may not understand why we don’t allow them to do certain things, but one day they will realize that everything we do it’s for their good.

The same is true for God, our Father. He gives and takes according to His perfect will and plans for our lives. So if He’s acting on our behalf, it means that whatever you and I may be facing, he will be there to guide us and protect us. He will always cause all things to work together for our good. Romans 8:28

So, I’m going to wait on God because I know that no matter what I may be facing tomorrow, He’s right there with me and He has great plans for my life.

Father, I know that at times I’m impatient and don’t want to wait. Teach me Lord, to wait on you and trust you even when I can’t understand what you’re doing. Remind me, Lord that you are always working on my behalf. In Jesus’ name, amen!

I have often asked the Lord if writing is His calling in my life; after all, I'm a teacher, not a writer. Through the Book of Luke, in the New Testament, the Lord taught me that Luke had no idea that his study would ever impact our life. He wrote for the One, his friend, Theophilus. Yet, God used Luke, a doctor, to share the truth about Who Jesus was and why He came. So, why do I write? I write to share the truth of who Jesus is and what He has done in my life.

One Comment

  • Sharon

    Thank you so much for another encouraging word. One of the things I most appreciate about your writing is your great empathy and compassion. You’re able to convey great spiritual truths in tender loving ways that all of us can receive, no matter where we are on our journey.

    King David described the dealings of God this way: “…your gentleness has made me great.” (Psalm 18).

    Sister, God has gifted you with a soft voice to share powerful truths… always gentle, tender, and full of compassion.

    Thanking Him for you!

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