These days have been very full and I am tempted to say too full…but what would I measure that against or compare it to? (smile). This morning I had a few discretionary moments to briefly visit some favorite blogs and I will take an extra minute to post this one from a brother that has been a source of encouragement to me time and again…his blog post speaks to me right from the title and into the scriptures he rejoices in…“Soul, You Wait”
For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”
Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
But they who wait for 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.
“…Then you will know that I am the Lord; those who wait for me shall not be put to shame.”
From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.
Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.
May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you.
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.
Wait for the Lord and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off.
I will thank you forever, because you have done it. I will wait for your name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly.
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
Blessings as you wait for the Lord today.