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Because I Must Quietly Wait

September 8, 2016

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Post 2013 12 29 MagiBecause  I Must  Quietly Wait

We “wait”  for a lot of things  —  whether patiently,  or not.     The Old Testament faithful  waited  for the promised Savior.     The New Testament believers  wait  for the LORD’s return.     We wonder  when God’s day  of judgment  will come,  but  we don’t have the slightest clue  and just faithfully wait,  because we know  that someday  will be Judgment Day.

Troubled by all the increasing evils  in this world,  we rightly wonder  when the end  will come.     In all our wondering,  we rightfully  only look  to our Savior,  Christ Jesus.     In our wondering  we look at a world  that is apparently  increasingly evil  in their unbelief,  worldliness,  and wickedness.

We might want God  to bring judgment quickly,  but that is most likely  not according to  His wisdom  and judgment.     Down through the ages,  God has brought judgment  against evil nations  and people.     We see that throughout history  —  but,  we still want  to see more  in our life time.

Around 612 B.C.,  the prophet Habakkuk  prayed  in Habakkuk 1:2-4,

How long,  O LORD,  will I call  for help,
And You will not hear?
I cry out  to You,  “Violence!”
Yet  You do not save.

Why  do You  make me see iniquity,
And cause me  to look  on wickedness?

Yes,  destruction  and violence  are  before me;
Strife exists  and contention arises.
Therefore the law  is ignored
And justice  is never upheld.

For the wicked  surround  the righteous;
Therefore  justice comes out perverted.

Habakkuk’s day  seems just like today.     That’s why  we must say  with Habakkuk 3:16,

In my place  I tremble.
Because  I must  wait quietly  for the day  of distress,
For the people  to arise  who will invade us.

We “wait quietly”  because we know  the LORD is faithful.     All of His word  will be fulfilled  and we are  in His tender,  loving care.

Therefore,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for Your trustworthiness  and eternal love.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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