Monday, June 18, 2012

waiting in the midst of silence

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, 
And in His word I do hope.  
My soul waits for the Lord  
More than those who watch for the morning— 
Yes, more than those who watch for the morning. 
O [YOUR NAME HERE], hope in the Lord
For with the Lord there is mercy, 
And with Him is abundant redemption. 
Psalm 130:5-7 
> to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens. 
> to be available or in readiness
to remain neglected for a time
to postpone or delay something or to be postponed or delayed
to look forward to eagerly
Are you waiting and not seeing any change or hearing anything? Whatever it may be that you are waiting for (an answer, direction, healing, the end of a trial, a new thing... you know what it is), hope is found in God. He is not silent now. And though we may experience times when we think God is silent, even in the silence God is often speaking. Genesis through Revelation God spoke in various ways: audibly; through prophets and godly people; dreams, the law and the written word; creatively through a donkey, burning bush, storms, rainbow and miracles. God will speak as we seek. 

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed
We are perplexed, but not in despair;
Persecuted, but not forsaken
Struck down, but not destroyed— 
 2 Corinthians 4 8-9
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed 
That I would see the goodness of the Lord 
In the land of the living. 
Wait on the Lord
Be of good courage, 
And He shall strengthen your heart; 
Wait, I say, on the Lord
Psalm 27:13-14
It is OK to fall to your knees and cry. It is human to feel defeated, lost and/or angry. But we also have the choice and will power to not remain in that state. Make a choice today to stretch your arms to Heaven and ask God to fill your with hope, joy and courage as you wait upon Him. Make a choice to read God's word today and believe every word you read. Make a choice today to praise God for all He has done for you, even if it is only one thing that you find to praise Him for. I am confident that God hears your voice, your cries and even the silent groans of your heart. I know He sees you now but He also sees your life from beginning to end and knows your future victory. Wait on Him, don't give up and He shall strengthen your heart. 

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