He waits to have mercy.
If we receive Christ, meaning his way of living has become our way of living, the bible says we become “children of God.”
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12 King James Version).
If we are sons or children of God and together we have been brought into His family, so to speak, then we understand that His role in the family is that of a perfect Father. Not a harsh Father but a perfect loving Father.
It is for this reason that we can’t profess to be God’s children and not trust Him. In light of His perfection we can know that He loves us perfectly. That His heart towards us is that of a Father who waits to have mercy on us.
Conversely, not trusting God our perfect Father, is a sin. This is where the children of Israel went wrong in Isaiah 30.
“Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt! Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion” (Isaiah 30:1-3 King James Version).
Understand, whatever trouble we find ourselves in God wants to be our main man. When we are pressed on every side, when we are stuck between a rock and a hard place, and when we can’t see any way out, our perfect Father desires that we just trust Him.
“Our protection is not in better circumstances, or in avoiding problems, or in anything on earth. It is in God,” said Pastor Dave Zuleger in a recent article written for Desiring God.
Sometimes we need to sit still and watch the Father work! We must know cognitively and volitionally that God on our side is all the army we need to fight any advisory or obstacle.
“Everyone is going somewhere. With everything they’re trying just to make it to a place where I am not there but when the noise is over a still small voice you will hear. I hope that you believe me when I tell ya that I’ll handle all of your cares. Just wait on me. Be still and know that I am God,” said gospel recording artist Travis Greene in his song Be Still.
How many of us really believe this though? Do we believe God so strongly that we are willing to stop defending ourselves, to stop fighting for ourselves, and to stop looking for ways out of hard places?
When our options are few, if not none, let us look to the Father and know that no matter what we have done or not done His heart delights to help. One definition of exalted is to be in a state of extreme happiness!
The only one who can help us not only has the power to help but also has a deep longing desire to do so. It brings Him great joy.
Furthermore, we are blessed when we wait for the Lord to help us because we will be helped. No one who waits upon the Lord waits in vain. No one who calls upon the name of the Lord walks away unanswered. No one who relies on God for their substance will be let down.
Therefore let us take heart, all we those belonging to the Way, let us gird up our loans and call upon the Lord. How gracious He will be when He hears our cry. The moment He hears our voice He will lend His ear. Whatever it is, He wants to fix it.
My name is Brittany Henry and when I am not working I’m writing songs and spiritual songs. I recently wrote a song called, “Whatever it is.” To be notified when my new song is available on all digital media outlets, subscribe to my digital newsletter by visiting brittanyhenryministries.org