“I stand silently to listen for the one I love, waiting as long as it takes for the Lord to rescue me.”
Can we make this kind of declaration? Do we truly wait “as long as it takes” for His rescue? For Him to bring us word of unfailing love? Do we really still our souls? Or do we run to things that will never satisfy? It begs the question, are our hearts hungry enough? Are we being honest about the state of our souls? What would you say if I asked you, “How is your soul?” An honest response can yield the rescue that we long for.
The One who loves us with an everlasting love longs to draw us so close to His heart that our souls will truly rest. Our souls find rest in “God alone.” This rest goes beyond circumstance. It’s so much deeper than the tangible. It enters into the hidden chambers and dispels fear. Apart from Him, we are at risk of being robbed and paralyzed, empty and driven to exhaustion.
David had only one small stone, yet it took his giant down. (1 Samuel 17:42-5) We are up against giants, too. Just one small infallible word from the Lord can take out the worries that might be multiplying around us and within. What word do you need? Wait as long as it takes to be rescued in your thoughts. Wait until you feel His wrap around presence locked around you tight.
Lord, as long as it takes, may we listen to hear You, that we might truly rest in You despite what the world and our circumstances might try to shout. You hold us tight, You hold the future. You hold the keys to life and forevermore. (maybe you need this word today?)
“God alone has become my Savior. He alone is my safe place; His wraparound presence always protects me. He is my champion defender; there’s no risk of failure with God. So why would I let worry paralyze me, even when troubles multiply around me?” (Psalm 62:1-2)