Saturday, October 8, 2011


Seek, Wait and Arrive!

Verse for Today: Saturday, October 08, 2011

Lamentations 3:25 – The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him.

It is wonderful to see how God fills the weeping prophet Jeremiah with hope. Jeremiah speaks from his experience that even in the most painful and miserable situations, his hope is in the Lord. He has sought the Lord in his distress and found Him real in his life. The life and ministry of Jeremiah reaffirm the great truth of the generations of God’s people that our situations are never hopeless. Our wait always ends with God’s path in our lives. When we are all alone and go through deep frustrations, we must seek after the Lord and His ways. God will speak and His Word will come to us to tell us which way to turn and how we should step out in faith. The Lord will not forsake us or leave us without direction and guidance. The Lord fills us with His goodness when we seek after Him and wait for His time to come. His goodness is most powerfully demonstrated to us as we wait for Him. Even when our waiting is too long, it is never too long because we are waiting for the Lord whose time will never be too late. Even as we wait, He will fill our hearts with His goodness which will purge us off our grief, weeping and weariness in waiting. God did this ministry to His great servants like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and David while they waited for His time. He confirmed to them that there was no disappointment in waiting for Him. Our waiting is for the Lord who is above our time frame and so for Him it is not waiting and delaying, but perfect timing. He gives us the strength to wait. He keeps us from getting tired of waiting. He fills us with hope and confidence as we wait for Him. We go forward with Him to His time frame for which He prepares us as we wait. The Lord is more concerned about our process happiness as we wait rather than our destination happiness. He wants us to enjoy His goodness while we wait for Him rather than wait to enjoy His goodness at the end of the tunnel. There is grace in the tunnel because the Lord is there with us every step of the way.

Dear friend, perhaps you are waiting for the Lord to answer your prayers for quite long. Remember, He is making you wait for His time. As you wait, the Lord performs several ministries for you. First of all, He gives you the strength and patience to wait. Secondly He fills your heart with hope and keeps renewing your hope on a daily basis. Thirdly He extends His goodness to you so that you will not loose heart and fall frustrated. Fourthly He keeps reassuring you that His answers will come to you at the right time. Fifthly He will pour out His grace to strengthen you in your seeking. Sixthly He will come to you at the right time to give you the desires of your heart. When He gives, it will always be the best and will be sufficient to make you forget all your weariness as you waited for Him and will cause you to praise Him. It took Joseph 13 years of seeking and finally his moment of truth arrived for God to bring him to the place of fulfillment of his dreams. Abraham waited for about a quarter of a century for the promised child who came when it was a human impossibility. Moses had to wait for 40 years to deliver Israel from Egypt, but it was God’s time. We find a satisfied Simeon and Anna in the temple in Jerusalem who waited for the Lord Messiah for a very long time. Yes, our Lord knows that we are waiting and that we are genuinely seeking for His answers to our anguishes. His delays are not delays of inactivity and indifference, but full of His goodness and grace as we wait for Him. He is out there waiting for us with His best at His best time for our best.

Isaiah 40:31 – But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and no grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Thought for Today
When God makes us wait, He also takes away our weariness in waiting and puts His hope in our hearts.

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