Expectantly Look

When you don’t know what to do
Wait while I open the door for you to go thru
Trust Me ……………………………..-Prov 3:5
Expectantly look to Me …………..-Ps 123:2
I will direct your steps …………..-Prov 3:6
You will go forward with joy
And be led forth with peace! …..-Isa 55:11-12

Have you ever been in a situation where circumstances were pressing in on you to act? Pressing circumstances make you want to flee. This is where I was recently; the Lord encouraged me with the above words. In response I started praying and singing to the Lord.

I will wait for You Lord
I will wait on You
I will wait for You Lord
Expectantly wait for You …

My singing was interrupted by a voice saying “Is that you Karen?”. I was stunned and looked to see who was speaking. How could this woman hear me, I was singing so softly? I went over to her and we started talking. She did not hear my song. As we spoke we talked of the Lord. All of a sudden she said “Trust the Lord!”. I knew this was the Lord speaking to me. He knew I was having a had time waiting for Him to make a way for me where there was no way. I also knew it was from the verse the Lord often uses to encourage me when I’m unsure of which way to go.

Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP … Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. 6In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

I shared this with the woman. We were both filled with joy! The woman was glad to know the Lord used her to encourage me. And my heart was lifted knowing that the Lord heard me and was near me; He was helping me!

Psalm 28:7 AMP … The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him.

After this my heart greatly rejoiced and I praised the Lord with my song even more. My circumstances are not yet changed but the Lord is helping me to wait and  expectantly look for His hand to open the door before me.

:)

Word StudyFrom NetBible Prov 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding

  • Trust[0982] in the Lord = confidently rely/lean on the Lord
    *here the object of the secure trust is the Lord who is a reliable object of confidence.
  • with all your heart[03820] = inner man, mind, will, understanding, soul, whole being, wholheartedly
  • lean not[08172] = rely not, trust not
    *relying on one’s own understanding is compared to leaning on something that is unreliable for support
  • your own understanding[0998] = discernment, knowledge, wisdom
    *inherent human understanding functions in relative ignorance unless supplemented by divine wisdom (Job 28:12-28; 39:26).
    * It is dangerous for a person to rely upon mere human wisdom (Prov 14:12; 16:25).

From NetBible Prov 9:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

  • fear of the Lord[03374] = respect, reverence, honor, awe, worship
  • knowledge[01847] = discernment, understanding, wisdom
    from to know[03045] = acknowledge him
  • understanding[0998] = discernment, knowledge, wisdom

From NetBible Ps 123:2
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, … so our eyes look to the LORD our God, until He has mercy on us.

  • *Servants look to their master for food, shelter, and other basic needs.
  • *look to the Lord = wait upon the Lord

From NetBible Ps 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.

  • wait[06960] = look eagerly for, hope, expect patiently
  • my soul waits = I rely on him with my whole being, my whole heart
  • His word[01697] = speech, utterance, command
  • hope[03176] = wait in anticipation, wait for his assuring, expect, trust

From NetBible Prov 3:6
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. NKJV

Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow. CEV

  • Acknowledge[03045] = know him
    *includes mental awareness of who God is and the consequential submission to his lordship. To know him is to obey him. The sage is calling for a life of trust and obedience in which the disciple sees the Lord in every event and relies on him. To acknowledge the Lord in every event means trusting and obeying him for guidance in right conduct.
  • In all your ways[01870] = manner, habit, path
    *This is a call for total commitment in trust for obedience in all things.
  • direct your paths[03474] = to be made level, be laid smoothly out
    *This phrase means “to make the way free from obstacles,” that is, to make it successful. The straight, even road is the right road; God will make the way smooth for the believer.

From NetBible Isa 55:11-12
My word … will not return to Me void …
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace …

  • word[01697] = speech, utterance, command
  • void[07387] = empty, in vain, without effect
  • *God’s plans are realized and his deeds accomplish something positive producing fruit.
  • go out[03318] in joy[08057] = {proceed, go forward, led out} in {mirth, gladness, rejoicing}
  • led forth[02986] in peace[07965] = {carried, borne} in {safety, contentment, rest}

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