25The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. 26It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord.
~Lamentations 3:25-26, NKJV~
It is clear that during our time of patiently waiting, we are not just sitting down expecting God to do all the work, our part is to we seek Him and this way we will see His goodness. Think of it like this; just as mentioned in Part 1, it takes a lot to leave something in the hands of someone we may not hear directly from or right away – therefore, what better way to wait than to seek for the Lord and to get to know who we have left our worries so that our trust will be strengthened and the noise of our frustration can be quietened? Moreover, if we can learn more about Him, we will be able to recognise His voice when he responds and notice the work of His right hand.
Where can I start in order to find Him?
Read John 1:1
The more we spend time in His word, the closer we get to Him and the closer His presence and voice will be.
Remember we previously learnt that complaining almost creates a cloud of noise that we may end up missing His voice – if we spend time getting to know Him, it will be harder for our spiritual ears to miss His call. This also emphasises that we ought to remain silent whilst we patiently wait so that, not only do we hear Him but that we can listen carefully. During time of waiting, we are bound to get tested by things/people which will appear to be from or of God, or even what we have been asking and waiting for but we want to ensure we are receiving exactly what God has intended, so we need to be able to distinguish His voice from the noise of other distractions.
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