Are You Waiting Quietly On the Lord?

Note from Lisa: Last week I posted a free printable I created from this scripture below. You can download it and print it out if you would like as a constant reminder.
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. . . The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord” (Lamentations 3:22-23, 25-26).

This passage really hit me–how often do I try to do things in my own strength, instead of His? How often do I lean upon my own talents and gifting instead of upon God’s mighty power? Even as I write this, I’m exhausted from a bad headache and ready for bed, and yet God inspires me to write about this beautiful passage of Scripture (in the middle of verses about God’s discipline I might add). I am continually awed at how God works in my life. If I had tried to write in my own strength it probably wouldn’t have happened today! But that’s the exciting part– when we admit that we can’t do something, that’s when God shows us He can!

When we quietly rest in God’s hands, that’s when we see Him work. Friends may you be encouraged, renewed and at peace as you put your trust in God!

Prayer: I praise You because Your never-ending mercies are wonderful and new every morning. Help me to put my hope and trust in You as I wait quietly for Your deliverance. I know You are good to those who wait on You and so I eagerly lean upon Your strength. Amen.

About the Author
Bridget Gazlay resides in beautiful West Michigan. She struggles with fibromyalgia, endometriosis, IBS, kidney stones, and migraines. She works full time but writes and designs fabric art on the side. Bridget’s prayer is that anyone who comes across her writing or artwork would see she allows, “God’s creation to be my inspiration.” Find out more about Bridget at,

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Are you waiting quietly before the Lord?