O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our arm every morning; our salvation in the time of trouble. Isiah 33:2 NRSV
In the midst of all the doom and gloom of Isaiah's prophecies it is good to hear the people actually ask God for help. It is good to hear the people say that they are waiting on God's grace. It is pleasant to see the people recognizing God's strength and salvation on a daily basis as well as in times of trouble.
Are you good at waiting on God?
I am sometimes but not always. I frequently think I am waiting on God, then find myself looking for ways to make things happen. That isn't waiting but taking action.
To ask God to be our arm every morning is asking God's providence and will to be carried out from the first moment of the day. It is saying that we will let God be at work rather than our own will and agenda.
This is also very humbling for those of us who like to be in control. Or have a hard time asking for help. Yet, that is what Isaiah's (i.e. God's) vision is all about.
O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our arm every morning; our salvation in the time of trouble. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims