Friday, July 22, 2011

Morning Coffee - Waiting

"And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you...blessed are all they that wait for him" (Isa. 30:18).
And you ask, "How is it, if He waits to be gracious, that even after I come and wait upon Him, He does not give the help I seek, but waits on longer and longer?"

Be assured that if God waits longer than you could wish, it is only to make the blessing doubly precious. God waited four thousand years, till the fullness of time, ere He sent His Son. Our times are in His hands; He will avenge His elect speedily; He will make haste for our help, and not delay one hour too long. --Andrew Murray

Streams in the Desert
Mrs. Chas. E. Cowman

We’ve been waiting – for months, it seems – for one thing or another.  And still we wait.  Waiting is wearing thin for me today.  So God in His infinite wisdom gave me this devotion for July 22nd.    

I need to pour another cup of coffee and consider further this more than needed message for today.  And continue to wait for that “doubly precious” blessing.



  1. Boy is that a good devotional Sandy! I'll think of that as we wait for the heat wave to end. I guess it will feel doubly wonderful the longer we have to wait for the cooler weather. Seriously, not being a patient person by nature, this is something I need to actively seek. Hope that whatever you are waiting for has a happy result!

  2. I read this today, too. (You encouraged me to find the devotional because it was so wonderful!)

    Hope the outcome of your patience is well rewarded!

    Many hugs,


  3. Thanks for your "waiting-well-wishes", Jane & Matty.

    I don't want to bore people with medical stuff but Jim has been having some health issues for about a month now and no one can seem to diagnose the problem - so we can't even begin any treatment. (Already been treated - with no results - for a bladder infection and pneumonia.) Next up - decided today - is a surgical biopsy next week. Would sure appreciate prayers for a treatable diagnosis for Jim and some patience for both of us.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you both Sandy. BTW, don't worry about "boring" us. What a friends for (and I feel that you are my friend Sandy, although we have only met through blogging) but to help lighten the burden even if it is just to tell someone your troubles to?

  5. Thanks so much, Jane! I appreciate your prayers and your friendship!!