“My life’s on the line before God, my Lord, waiting and watching till morning, waiting and watching till morning.” Psalm 130.5,6
I came into God’s presence and I was frightened, scared down and through my socks. God is waiting for each of us to approach. He is full of power, awe, and such perfect emotions that I do not understand the equation. The statements and promises just cannot be true! God is so much to one side and I am at the far edges of the opposite side, there can be no hope! I look towards God and I am dumbstruck. Who is this God? What is His agenda?
Everyday my soul and person is at risk. Am I going to mess up my life? Is it the job today? Perhaps it will be the family. Maybe I will point my sights towards my own identity. There are so many targets and so many days! I look at God and I face my fear. There is nothing to place my confidence on in taking a step towards Him.
I cannot take the liberty of stepping towards this kind of God, perfect and true. I come into His presence and realize I assumed I must do something, which is always the wrong answer! He will do the work! He will take the step! He will open His arms!
Your life and mine is on the line each day. We are on the edge with our self, family, friends, and God. What will happen is our choice. The awesome fact is that with God we just need to wait and watch! God will take the step. The key is part of who God is, nothing to do with our own self.
Remember that God chose us as individuals. God knew we were sick. God knew that we are self-centered on a good day. God knows that we will continually disappoint him no matter how good and strong our intentions are. God knows all this and more! God loves us unconditionally with eternal grace. God’s love vs. my fear.