Waiting Quietly

Lamentations 3

22Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

23They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore, I will wait for him.”

25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
26 It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

 

Waiting quietly, not a very common aspect of our world is it? It is because we are going too fast. With Satan’s help, he got us to try to; make time for everything with no time for anything. He took our minds off of the one who provides for our every need and got us to focus on “the need” itself. We need to stop and look to God again.

When we look back; it is amazing how we were persuaded to give up our peace in the Lord. The Sabbath was the day God rested. He is God and He needed rest. We somehow have been convinced that we need no quiet time. We have been taught we can just focus our ever-busy minds on a different subject and gain peace by doing so. This is not real peace. We have to stop and let the world go past for a while

See, we were designed for quiet time. That is why God gave us a Sabbath day. It is why He invites us to take His day and do no work. It is why He invites us to His house to join Him in a time of rest. A time with no expectations from any human being. A time to just breath in and out and listen for the Holy Spirit. To listen to the Word and be encouraged, to find peace, and to look for hope in Him.

Our ability to “wait quietly for our God” has been interrupted. With work, and sports, and personal reasons we have put many things above our need for our Savior. The need to come to church and relax has been discarded. See, I truly believe this is where we learn the ability to wait quietly on our God. It is where our children become mature, listening, caring young people. They get a chance to slow down too.

If you do not know what church is, I pray that you would come. It is here you will learn to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. He will give you rest; He will give you peace, He will help you understand that all good things come from Him. Let us all wait quietly and put our hope in Him. He is Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

(During this time of pandemic, I encourage you to find our service online at Livingwordseward.org, OR a service on TV, it will give you a quiet time. Too much broadcast news will rob you of your peace.)

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