Streams in the Desert, Day 11

Today’s reading is drawn from Isaiah 30:18.

Day 11

We should not only understand the importance of our waiting on God but also realize something even more wonderful—the Lord waits on us. And the very thought of his waiting on us will give us renewed motivation and inspiration to “wait for him” [James 5:7). God knows he cannot gather the fruit until it is ripe, and he knows precisely when we are spiritually ready to receive blessings for our gain and his glory. And waiting in the sunshine of his love is what will ripen our soul for his blessings. Also, waiting under the clouds of trials is as important, for they will ultimately produce showers of blessings.

Rest assured that if God waits longer than we desire, it is simply to make the blessings doubly precious. Remember, he waited four thousand years, “but when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son” (Galatians 4:4). Our time is in his hands, and he will quickly avenge those he has chosen, swiftly coming to our support without ever delaying even one hour too long.

Andrew Murray

Bible Gateway

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