Welcome to the Waiting on God Bible reading summary week 4! How is your reading coming along? I’m praying that you haven’t grown weary of the topic and God has been speaking to you each day personally. Let’s take a peek at the summary for this week.
While this is my Bible journaling page from last Thursday, Psalm 25 spanned across several days of reading. I began to read the entire chapter each day because I was enamored with the flow of the statements. One of the phrases that continually stood out to me was “My eyes are always on the Lord.” Because isn’t that the reason we often dread the wait? We take our eyes off of him?
This portion of the chapter caused me to think about how many times God has kept us waiting because he is protecting us, guarding us from sorrow or pain of which we are unaware.
In the #WaitingOnGod reading plan today, David takes a glance back at the battles he had endured. We tend to follow his pattern of thinking during the wait: “In my alarm I had said “I am cut off from Your sight.” We often play the part of an ostrich with his head in the sand. We cry out: “God, I can’t see you. So you must not be able to see me either.” When his eyes have never left us all along. “Be strong and courageous all you who (wait) put your hope in the Lord.” He’s got his eye on you. And loves you so very much.
His good name, trustworthy name, faithful name- enables us to wait on our God and thrive while we wait. Did you ever think about the fact that you can’t grow roots if you don’t stay in one place? Maybe God has a hold on our situation, placing us in the “waiting room,” only so we can grow some roots to provide future nourishment. That was a new thought for me!
To wait on God is to rest in him.
When we’re waiting in God, it’s so easy to lose perspective. But he’s building those faith muscles; the wait is not a waste. And while we wait? We keep watch. Because the strength comes from both the waiting AND the watching.
Favorite phrase from this section of verses:
“My God in his steadfast love will meet me.”
Oh how many times he has met me right in the midst of my pain. Whether the pit was one I created or encountered, he met me there with loving arms. I’m so thankful.
Jesus, we wait for you.
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