Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord God is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him. Isaiah 30:18 NKJV
God created us to live in a loving relationship with Him. All throughout the Old Testament God declares “I will be your God and you will be My people.” That is His will for us!
God allows us the freedom to receive or reject His love. Each of us has the freedom to choose if we will spend eternity in God’s presence or separated from Him. He will hold us accountable for the decision we make.
One day the deadline for accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will be upon us!
For now God waits. He waits for people who will choose to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. God waits because He does not want anyone to perish!
All throughout the scriptures we are told to “Wait on the Lord.” What does it mean to wait on the Lord? It means to trust Him!
Waiting on the Lord means believing what God says, it means taking Him at His word. Waiting on the Lord means letting God be God because He is God!
We are saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is just the beginning. Jesus wants us to live by faith in Him today. He wants us to trust Him today!
Jesus wants our faith in Him to be greater than our trust in resources. He wants our reliance on Him to be greater than our reliance on strength and wisdom.
Jesus loves you. He is for you and not against you. You can trust Him with your life!
Try it for yourself. Taste of the Lord and see that He is good. He will lead you and guide you in the direction you should go. Jesus will guide you in the way you should live!
Waiting implies action not passivity. God wants us to flex our faith muscles as we wait for Him. Jesus wants us took forward to the day of His return with great anticipation. Nothing can separate us from the promise of eternal life with Jesus!
That does not mean we should sit idly by waiting for the door into eternity to swing open. We can enjoy the presence of our great Lord and Savior Jesus Christ today. We can serve the Lord today right where we are with what we have. What do we have?
We have the promise of God’s grace poured out in Jesus Christ! He will bless us with the opportunity to serve Him while we wait for Him!
Wait for the Lord to pour out His grace upon you. He will shower you with His mercy. Everyone who waits for Jesus in faith will be blessed!
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