Summary: This sermon inspires us to trust God will take care of us inspite of our situation
Let me see if I can paint a different picture. See often we misquote this scripture by only by dealing only with the part God will do. We fail to utter the first part of the scripture which tells us to wait on God, until HE Makes our enemies our footstools.
And that’s all God was saying to Judah, He was saying, "Wait!" That’s what God is saying right now to many of us Wait!!!. The problem many of us have is that we refuse to stand still; we don’t want to wait on God! We want to Hurry God. But God says to, "Wait on me and I’ll fight your battles." The reason some of us are still losing battles is because, instead of waiting we’re fighting. Sometimes God wants you to wait. That’s when He says, ”Stand Still!” Wait on me and I’ll see you through! Wait on me and I’ll bring you out!!
14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Romans 8:25 (KJV)
25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
1 Thessalonians 1:10 (KJV)
10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
It is imperative; you have to wait on God. You can’t hurry Him, you can’t rush Him, and you can’t drive Him, but you can certainly wait on Him. The old folk would say He may not come when you want Him but always on time...
When you wait on Him let God handle it. He has been God longer than you have been you. God knows what is best. He knows what we need better than we know what we need. That’s why He says...
III. SEE HIS SALVATION
What God is really saying here is watch. Watch me save you! Watch me deliver you! Watch me bring you out!
I believe the three Hebrew boys, could witness and attest to seeing God’s salvation. Daniel would tell you he will take care of you. I know Job would tell that not only will He deliver you, not only will He take care of you, But sometimes He’ll give you double for your trouble.
You’ve got to let God work in your life. You’ve got to get out of God’s way and let God deliver you! He will deliver you if you let Him!
It may seem like you can’t see your way through, but watch God come though!
You may not know how things are gonna work out, but watch God!
You may feel like you’re by your self, but watch God!
You may be down now, but watch God!
He will deliver! He will make a way! He will bring you out!
I’m reminded of a story I heard once about an Indian, He was sitting on the corner and kept saying thank you Jesus. Somebody came to the Indian and asked Him why do keep thanking Jesus? You lost everything you had. They killed your family, they took your land. Why do you keep thanking Jesus?
The Indian took a nightcrawler out of his pocket and dug a little trench with his finger. He put the nightcrawler in the trench and took a match and lit fire on each end, and then he snatched the nightcrawler from the hole and said, "That’s what Jesus did for me, He snatched me from the burning fire."