Friday, February 17, 2012

Wait in Expectations

My wiser older friend Helen emailed me a prayer a few days ago from Psalm 5: 

"Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my sighing...I lay my requests before you and wait in expectations".

Waiting in EXPECTATIONS! I love that! Not just waiting because there's little I can do, but waiting on and for the Lord in expectations! Because nothing is impossible with God!

The message in the 2/16 Jesus Calling echoed this exactly:
Thank Me for the conditions that are requiring you to be still. Do not spoil these quiet hours by wishing them away, waiting impatiently to be active again. Some of the greatest works in My kingdom have been done from sick beds and prison cells. Instead of resenting the limitations of a weakened body, search for My way in the midst of these very circumstances. Limitations can be liberating when your strongest desire is living close to Me. 

Quietness and trust enhance your awareness of My Presence with you. Do not despise these simple ways of serving Me. Although you feel cut off from the activity of the world, your quiet trust makes a powerful statement in spiritual realms. My Strength and Power show themselves most effective in weakness.

This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength..." 

Isaiah 30:15

With gratitude, help us each wait in expectations for what You want Lord. I choose to not dwell in anxiousness trying to hurry the process, for You know and You are good. 

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