Quiet Confidence as We Wait

quiet confidence

This passage jumped out at me in this morning’s Bible reading/prayer time. I thought I’d share my thoughts with you…

For thus says the LORD God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength. And you said, “’No, for we will flee on horses’—therefore you shall flee! And, ‘We will ride on swift horses’—therefore those who pursue you shall be swift!” (Isaiah 30:15-16)

If I return (repent) when needed, and if I rest in the LORD, trusting His promises and waiting for Him to act—in His timing … then I shall be saved. I shall be delivered.

If I rely on ‘horses,’ or if I rely on my own devices, plans, or schemes … then I shall be overtaken and defeated by those very devices, plans, or schemes.

The LORD knows that I love to depend upon His promises, and believe what I believe about Him. But the waiting and quietness part gets me a lot of the time. I’m not good at it, not good at waiting and not always cooperative with Divine timing.

I know others that are good at waiting and trusting in God’s timing. I need to learn from and follow their example. Of course, the Lord Jesus was the absolute best in these matters … I marvel at His patience and strong sense of timing. He always waited for the Father.

Only by His life in me can I do the same. It is no use trying to copy Him. It cannot be done, at least not with my own strength. I need Jesus to live like Jesus! This is what I must trust Him for.

I imagine that things may be the same for at least some of you. Yes?

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  1. Jane Fikes
    October 20, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Yes waiting is very difficult when I am always trying to be in control. HAH. My controlling is just a figment of my silly thoughts. What I have noticed lately is God in every detail of my life and everything around me. Even when I think I am in control, it truly is God leading me. Surrender and waiting is not normal for me. Lord may I wait and always follow your will in my life.

  2. Jane Fikes
    October 20, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Yes waiting is very difficult when I am always trying to be in control. HAH. My controlling is just a figment of my silly thoughts. What I have noticed lately is God in every detail of my life and everything around me. Even when I think I am in control, it truly is God leading me. Surrender and waiting is not normal for me. Lord may I wait and always follow your will in my life.

  3. Heidi Perkuhn
    April 21, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Yes, I am not good at waiting for God’s timing. I have missed many blessings because I due to my stubbornness.

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