Saturday, August 18, 2007

God is faithful to those who love him
Is God not hearing you?
Why are you crying out to me?
Tell the people to get moving!

~ Exodus 14:15 NLT ~

There are a lot of why questions that we lift
up to God. Every day people are looking to
heaven and crying out in frustration, "Lord,
why aren't you doing something about this?
Why is this happening to me?" We saturate
the airwaves with the why questions of life.

I'm convinced that God has one answer for almost
every one of those questions. He says, I'm just
waiting on you.

When Moses and the Israelites stood on the edge
of the Red Sea watching the Egyptian army close
in on them, they cried out to God in fear.
They began praying that God would somehow rescue
them. And look what God said: "Tell the people
to get moving!" (Exodus 14:15). To paraphrase,
"I'm just waiting for you."

Too often we spend our days waiting for a
miracle. When trouble comes, we cry out to God
for help. When things don't move fast enough,
we blame God for taking his time. And all
the while God is saying to us, I haven't gone
anywhere. I'm just waiting on you.

And what is it that God is waiting for? Often
he is waiting for us to lay aside our own agenda
and trust him. Whenever God waits, he waits for
a purpose.

And when we finally come to our senses and do
the thing that we know he wants us to do, he
moves with a vengeance. The Red Sea parts,
and things start to happen.

{ by Frank M. Martin

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