Waiting and Watching…This Really Got Me
My soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning. Psalm 130:6
2013 is the year God told me to wait. Wait on Him to move. Trust in Him. Rest in His plan. Pray, prepare, and wait.
And now in the season of Lent my waiting is taking a new turn. It is watching. Watching Jesus march to the cross. Watching the food I eat as I wait for His death and resurrection.
Watching for what God is doing now, looking at the past to see His hand moving. If we do not watch as we wait we wait in vain. When we do not expect God to move, we do not watch as we wait.
My friend Julie Gillies in her new book Prayers for a Woman’s Soul wrote:
“There is a vast difference between faith-filled watching, which keeps us in God’s peace as He works, and a demanding sort of expectation, which creations frustration in our hearts when the expectation is not met.”
Faith-filled watching as we wait. Watching that trusts God’s way is best and rests in what He brings about whether it looks good or bad. Waiting for God to move without expectation, but watching to see what He will do. Resting in the wait that He is in control and He is trustworthy. But always, always watching as we wait.
But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord,
I wait for God my Savior;
my God will hear me. Micah 7:7
Are you watching as you wait? How can I pray for you? Leave a comment. Then link-up your post about what God is doing in your life.