Daily Archives: January 8, 2012

Watching and Waiting

“Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord.” Proverbs 8:34-35 (KJV)

What a beautiful picture! Imagine the scene of a dear soul watching and waiting for Jesus. Standing inside the door of a lovely house, hoping to catch a glimpse of Jesus, this dear one’s eyes are fixed. If one were to ask “who’s coming?” We would hear, “the Master is coming.”

We watch and wait for Jesus in so many ways. When we lift up our prayers, we wait for His answer, refusing to take action until we hear from Him. His Word promises that He is faithful to hear our prayers in 1 Peter 3:12.

“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.”

We can wait with assurance that an answer will come from Him. He will not leave us hanging indefinitely.

Waiting is so hard! We long for instant answers and quick fixes, but sometimes we must labor fervently as Epaphras did

“Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.” (Colossians 4:12)

If you’ve been praying for a lost loved one, don’t give up. Hold on. Pray fervently. Watch and wait for our Lord to act. Pray that this dear one’s heart will be softened, ready to receive from Him His precious gift of salvation.

In these times of uncertainty and trouble on every side, we watch and wait for our Lord’s return. We carry on our day to day lives, but inside, there is expectancy. Is it time yet? When will He come?

Our bridegroom, our betrothed, will come for us in His time. He has gone to prepare a place for us and will soon return. We must be ready at a moment’s notice.

“…I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:2b-3

Many will come to lure us away, but we are to steadfastly remain at the door. Enticements abound to distract us from our post, but they shall be found wanting, pale by comparison. Nothing outshines Jesus. No one is more worthy. Nothing can pull us away. We are prepared to wait as long as it takes, for He is life to us. Let Him lead the way.