My Manna

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;They shall mount up with wings like eagles,They shall run and not be weary,They shall walk and not faint.Isaiah 40:31.

I don’t like to wait in long lines-
– at banks,post offices, being stuck in traffic during rush hour,
– or being put on hold by a computer.

Waiting time seems to be a waste of time.

This is why waiting on God is-
– so difficult for many believers to do.

That’s also why many people quote the verse that is not in the Bible, “God helps those who help themselves.”

That’s secular counselling!
It’s not scriptural counselling!

The statement speaks to the lack of faith-
– how God needs us to take charge to get things done.

But one thing’s for sure:

What we need to do is-
– to trust God and
– be willing to do His will, in His timing, not our own. Hebrews 10:36.

For the right action at the right time equals the right result.

Waiting on God is tough.
But God’s timing is always best for us, and for others.

Waiting time should not  be a waste of time.
“Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him…” Psalm 37:7.

2 thoughts on “My Manna

  1. Charles – GREAT message!

    I esp. liked the way you summed it up, “Waiting time should not be a waste of time”.
    I know that the longs waits can seem to be a “wasting of time” for there often is little activity, esp. for those of us who need to rest so much.
    I can feel like I am “wasting time” and it is so frustrating.

    But during “that time”, God is at work – working out His will, working in me in ways that may not be so evident to me, and my trusting Him when all seems so quiet.

    I remember reading a devotional in the book, “Streams in the Desert” where the message was how important the “rest stops” were to making the musical selection complete. What appears to be “silence” is truly as important as the times where other notes are heard.

    To use that analogy – we are called upon to trust the maestro who is confuting out lives while still keeping a watchful eye on Him so we don’t miss a beat.

    God bless!


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