Today the word prompt is … Wait.
Not many of us like to wait.
Wait … it seems to have the connotation of being inactive when one should be busy. But what if we are not to be busy? What if something is actually happening in the midst of the wait?
“So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.” (Isaiah 30:18, NLT)
The Lord Himself must wait for us. He longs for us to come to Him so He can show us His love, His compassion. He is faithful to wait as long as it takes for us to come to our senses and come to Him. He waits so that He may be gracious to us. He knows we are weak and in need of His strength.
But here is the thing … we, too, must wait. We must wait for His help.
We must not rush ahead of Him in an attempt to solve our own problems or those of others. We must not take matters into our own hands. Instead we wait, we remain inactive yet actively and eagerly looking for Him to bring help. We wait, and instead of relying on ourselves, we rely on His power and goodness to come to our aid.
And in this we receive blessing.
Blessed are those who wait for his help.