“After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.” Hosea 6:2 NIV1984
January 24th, 2012
“After two days….” How long do we wait sometimes to see the Lord revive us! And sometimes I wonder “am I waiting because of my own spiritual infirmity or the Lord’s sovereign timing?” However whatever the reason for the wait, there is hope if you are waiting on the Lord on the “third day” He will restore us! We can then bask in His presence!
I remember a time a year or two ago when I was waiting on God, asking for an answer. I prayed, worked, and read and prayed, worked, and read for two days seeking the Lord and then in the stillness of a late evening of seeking the Lord spoke one word. A word that I wasn’t expecting: wait. One word, one command; yet it was so difficult to follow. I had to wait for the Lord to act. I had to wait until His presence came. I had to wait until the answer was revealed.
Are you there today, are you struggling—are you waiting—for the two days to be over and the third to come? Take courage that the third will come in due time, in God’s time.