“Some boast of chariots and some of horses; but we boast of the name of the Lord our God………oh that You would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at Your presence as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil to make Your Name known to Your adversaries, and that the nations might tremble at Your presence!
When You did awesome things that we did not look for, You came down, the mountains quaked at Your presence. From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides You, who works for those who wait for Him. ” (Isaiah 64:1–4, Psalm 20:7)
I ran across these passages this morning and I wanted to share briefly on why every family and every person should raise this banner over your front door.
The reason is given in Isaiah 64:4: “From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides Thee, who works for those who wait for Him.”
To that I added Psalms 20:7 that says what we all need to consider for thought and apply to our lives:
“Some trust in chariots and others in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”
“We do not trust in horses, we do not trust in chariots, we trust in Lord our God” means that God works for people like that……like those who trust in His help only.
God is SEARCHING…
“For the eyes of the LORD search to and fro over all the earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is fully devoted to Him.”
(2 Chronicles 16:9)
GOD IS SEARCHING TO HELP THOSE THAT CALL OUT TO HIM
And if God is working for you, surely things will turn out better than they would if everyone else in the world were working for you, but not God.
“From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides You, who works for those who wait for Him. (4)
If God is undertaking the initiative to search out for us and help by working for us, it’s not possible He has, can, or ever will fail.
In our seasons of waiting on God, my wife, Patty and I have learned valuable lessons from Him that motivate us to do more of what He has revealed and we have discovered that while waiting.
He taught us the value of doing something. We got closer to hearing His voice in more prayer and as we made prayer a priority alongside the reading of His Word, as He spoke into our hearts, we began to trust Him! I mean REALLY trust Him!
Because, it’s not about what we can do for Him, it’s about His desire to want to work for us, in our lives.
He is a Living God, who continues to work in those who ask Him for help and trust in His faithful ability to work things “out for good.”