“The Lord is my portion, says my soul; therefore will I hope in Him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him.” Lamentations 3:24-25.
Sadly, there are many marching around their Jericho wall presuming the Lord told them to march when He wants them to wait. Presuming God’s Will is disobedient and brings disgrace upon the work of the Lord. Wrongly presuming our will to be God’s Will does not change God’s Will.
“Who is he that says, and it comes to pass, when the Lord commands it not? Out of the mouth of the most High proceeds not evil and good?” Lamentations 3:37-38. The Lord does not say He will, when He won’t. Neither does He say He won’t, when He will.
Sometimes the Lord wants us to wait and see HIS work in our lives. He will not share His glory. When He wants us to wait but instead we march, declaring and decreeing God’s Word against His Will, we hold the Word of God up for reproach.
Lay your Isaac at the Cross of Jesus and wait on the ram in the bushes if the Lord has told you to wait. “I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity (persistence) he will rise and give him as many as he needs. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Luke 11:8-9. If persistence causes the unwilling to supply a need, how much more will persistence cause our willing Lord Jesus to supply our needs. However, we must understand, persistence is sometimes persistently waiting and seeking is seeking God’s Will and His Divine Presence in our situation.
Our victory is in our Lord Jesus Christ but we aren’t seeking the victory, we seek Jesus because of Who He is and what He has done for us on Calvary’s Cross and persistently seeking Him results in finding Him and when we get a hold of Him, when we wait and see the Salvation of the Lord in our lives (Lamentations 3:26),we have found our victory…our victory in our Lord Jesus Christ.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31.
-Donna Clark Warren