Listening To The Word

A Daily Devotional

By Randy Friesen

Waiting on the Lord

Today's Life Journal Bible readingIsaiah 63,64; Psalm 107; John 2

“Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.” Isaiah 64:4

It is an interesting contrast - we wait and God acts. This is not a passive waiting, but an active, expectant waiting on God. Waiters, whom we consider to be excellent, are attentive to the needs of those on whom they are waiting, even to anticipating their needs.
Would we position ourselves in this way in the presence of the Lord?
God’s activity on our behalf precedes our awareness of our need. We don’t need to get God’s attention, we have it. What we need is to surrender our agenda and our need to God with the awareness that he loves us and is already ahead of us on the issue.
Will we wait on God, keep our eyes on him, and thank him for his gracious presence?
Those who wait, see God act.

Lord Jesus, my eyes are on you. Thank you for the many ways you are acting on my behalf, even now.