Waiting For God's Timing
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God—His way is perfect;
the word of the Lord is pure.
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Therefore the Lord is waiting to show you mercy,
and is rising up to show you compassion,
for the Lord is a just God.
All who wait patiently for Him are happy.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and courageous.
Wait for the Lord.
The Lord does not delay His promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance.
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.I waited patiently for the Lord,
and He turned to me and heard my cry for help.
The course of my life is in Your power;
deliver me from the power of my enemies
and from my persecutors.
But I, Yahweh, will speak whatever message I will speak, and it will be done. It will no longer be delayed. For in your days, rebellious house, I will speak a message and bring it to pass.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Davidic psalm.I said, “I will guard my ways
so that I may not sin with my tongue;
I will guard my mouth with a muzzle
as long as the wicked are in my presence.”
Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for Him;
do not be agitated by one who prospers in his way,
by the man who carries out evil plans.
Since man’s days are determined
and the number of his months depends on You,
and since You have set limits he cannot pass,
He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also put eternity in their hearts, but man cannot discover the work God has done from beginning to end.
But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with patience.
Indeed, God is my salvation;
I will trust Him and not be afraid,
for Yah, the Lord,
is my strength and my song.
He has become my salvation.”
He made the moon to mark the festivals;
the sun knows when to set.
For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
it testifies about the end and will not lie.
Though it delays, wait for it,
since it will certainly come and not be late.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in Him, and He will act,
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time,
Therefore don’t judge anything prematurely, before the Lord comes, who will both bring to light what is hidden in darkness and reveal the intentions of the hearts. And then praise will come to each one from God.
For He says:I heard you in an acceptable time,
and I helped you in the day of salvation.Look, now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation.
You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near.
“Now concerning that day and hour no one knows—neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son —except the Father only.
When the time came to completion, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
and your ways are not My ways.”
This is the Lord’s declaration.
When the people saw that Moses delayed in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said to him, “Come, make us a god who will go before us because this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt—we don’t know what has happened to him!”
Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching.
The Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness 40 years until the whole generation that had done what was evil in the Lord’s sight was gone.