Micah 7:7



Rev. Paul Thompson

“I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.”

As the Lord’s people we are too often in a hurry to see things done; instead, we should be exercising a patient confidence in the Lord knowing that He will answer our prayers and fulfil His own will in His own time.
We may wonder at times, “Why does God make me wait?” Well, it’s good to remember that quiet resignation to His will glorifies His name. We sit and wait patiently, letting our Father see that we trust Him, and that we are happy and content in the knowledge that His timing is measured with extreme accuracy.
As an earthly father knows that some things asked for would be dangerous or harmful to his child so, likewise, our Father in heaven calls for us to wait until the time is right when we can handle His gifts without harming ourselves.
It’s important for us to see ourselves as never progressing to anything above a child in our Father’s home. Yes, there will be times when we must wait, but this we know, “My God will hear me!” (7) Just because God makes me wait doesn’t mean that He has shut His ear to us! This can never be the case – for God to turn a deaf ear to the requests of His children would be for Him to turn a deaf ear to Christ. Impossible! The Father hears Him pray, His dear anointed One. He cannot ignore the presence of His beloved Son. “His Spirit answers to the blood and tells me I am born of God!”

All true servants of Jesus Christ must be content to wait for their wages. (J C Ryle)

He cannot turn away, the presence of His Son;
His Spirit answers to the blood,
His Spirit answers to the blood,
And tells me I am born of God.

Daily devotions are from the book “Footprints of Faith” edited by Dr. Alan Cairns. Copyright 2003 – All Rights Reserved.