Memory Monday – Week 26

Ya’ll – I have been OBSESSED with this verse this past week. The Lord is so sweet in bringing it to me and I’m super pumped to share it with others! I couldn’t decide which version I liked best,  but the image below is the NIV and here is the message version which is as equally as awesome!

But God’s not finished. He’s waiting around to be gracious to you. He’s gathering strength to show mercy to you. God takes the time to do everything right – everything. Those who wait around for him are the lucky ones.

This verse shows God’s character and gives us direction in how to live.  The Lord waits because He desires to be gracious. Seriously, how sweet is He? Whenever it feels like He is delaying, remember there is always a reason and purpose behind it. By no means does He wait just to tease or torture us. That is not who He is. He is compassionate and loving. Also, I love that this verse states that He is a God of justice, as He I have been studying more about this lately. We have been asking for His justice on our situation on a daily basis. He will bring justice and bring life to us – again, how exciting is this? And, the last part of the verse just gets better; there is a built-in blessing for those who wait. As I’ve said in so many other posts, we don’t just wait to pass or kill time, we wait actively for the promises from God.

I don’t know about you, but I’m grateful that the Lord is gracious, compassionate and just. It’s so hard to comprehend how amazing He is. I can’t wait to see how he unveils our blessings as we we wait. 

Verse 19 goes on to say that God promises to bless His people by responding to their cries. I just love that He hears EVERY prayer and every time we pray and cry out to Him, He acts on our behalf.  I took 5 pages of notes on Isaiah 30 which was all about Judah needing to trust in Jesus, not Egypt. It’s a great chapter if you have a chance to check it out and a reminder that we need to trust in Him, not our natural circumstances.

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  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 04:46h, 28 October Reply

    God is so good! What a sweet verse to bring you to comfort your soul and bring peace to your waiting. He indeed holds your future and plans to prosper you. I love the end of that verse! While the waiting is hard, He will bring about blessings beyond your wildest imagination. 🙂

  • aubrey
    Posted at 06:37h, 28 October Reply

    I can see why you love this verse – THANK YOU for sharing it!

  • Kerry
    Posted at 08:24h, 28 October Reply

    Thanks for sharing this! It’s just what I needed to hear this morning. 🙂

  • Kari
    Posted at 09:50h, 28 October Reply

    This is just what I needed to read. I feel so encouraged by your posts each day during my own journey. Thank you for sharing this today.

  • dspence
    Posted at 10:49h, 28 October Reply

    This is a wonderful verse! Reminds me of Psalm 145, which has been on my mind a lot this past week.

  • Caroline
    Posted at 13:35h, 28 October Reply

    Such a great post! Thanks as always for sharing. One song that came to mind as I read this post was “While I’m Waiting” By John Waller. If you have not heard it you should look it up. It talks all about how important it is to praise God while we wait for the wonderful gifts He has planned for us.

    • Elisha
      Posted at 17:02h, 31 October Reply

      I love this song “While I’m Waiting!”

  • Charity
    Posted at 15:07h, 28 October Reply

    Beautiful verse! Just a third confirmation for me this week!! I have been meditating on God working everything both good and bad for our good. This is the cherry on top! Thanks for an awesome reminder!!

  • Kasey
    Posted at 15:50h, 28 October Reply

    “There is a built in blessing for those who wait”

    I keep reciting that over and over and over. Thank you for sharing!

  • Mrs. Lost
    Posted at 16:03h, 28 October Reply

    Great verse. Thank you for sharing! Do you have any great devotional’s you would recommend? I have been looking on Amazon…

  • Kara
    Posted at 16:18h, 28 October Reply

    It is comforting to know that God hears every one of our prayers. I cling to that! Thanks for sharing this verse. Your memory Monday posts are always a great way to start the week!

  • Amy
    Posted at 19:22h, 28 October Reply

    Awesome verse! Thank you for sharing friend!!

  • Gina @ Holding the Distaff
    Posted at 10:38h, 29 October Reply

    Great insight, much needed on “one of those days” when I feel out of touch with God’s grace. Found you through the petits linkup

  • Jane
    Posted at 13:32h, 29 October Reply

    I love that He is not finished, and He takes the TIME to do things in His time! What an awesome reminder!

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