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Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Wait.

Wait – it’s an odd sort of word. It brings to mind the thought of standing still or in one place while looking forward towards something expectantly.

It’s like nothing is being done while something is actually being done. It’s action and inaction all rolled into one.

“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)

God’s grace and mercy are given to those who do not deserve it. There are times God waits on us to return to Him from our sin, from our rebellion. He waits until the right time to pour out His favor.

He waits for our hearts to be in the place where we will turn towards Him, receive His love and compassion, and respond to Him.

“God keeps no one waiting unless He sees that it is good for him to wait.”
(C.S. Lewis)

He desires to bless His children but must also act in accordance with His justice for He is a just God. In our rebellion, we are not in a frame of mind to even see His goodness in our lives.

At the same time, God also blesses those who wait for His help. We are wise to not rush ahead and solve our own problems. When we see our own inability and turn to God, He responds in faithfulness to our cries for His help.

When we wait,
we are blessed with His help,
as we rely on His power and goodness.


Today I am joining … Five Minute Friday and Faith On Fire and Faith ”˜N Friends .