“So the LORD must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.” (Isaiah 30:18 NLT)
Imagine how you would be, waiting for the people you created to turn to you. Waiting for the people to acknowledge that you have everything that they need and for them to realise that you will give it to them if they simply ask. It is so easy to believe that you can survive without God. In a way you can. To the eye, your flesh may be alive and healthy, but your spirit would still be dead.
At times it is very easy to be like the prodigal son in Luke 15. That story is beautiful. Think of it like this. A millionaire gives his son a large percentage of his fortune. The son decides that instead of living with his dad (where he is getting treated like a prince) he will be independent. He will use the money that his dad gave him and spend it on many luxurious items. So he goes out and frivolously spends his money, believing that it will last forever. Then all his money runs out. He has been out of his dad’s house for so long now that going home doesn’t even seem like an option. So he gets a job, where he is paid minimum wage. Then one day he says to himself, “why am I here? My dad pays his servants more than I am getting paid.” He then decides to go home and ask his dad for a job. But instead of giving him a job, his dad allows him to have all of the privileges of being a son without having to work for it.
God is richer than any millionaire. God has a kingdom and we are his children. God is able to provide us with everything, but instead of asking God for it we try and do things on our own. We try and live a certain way and then when everything goes wrong we run back to God. God has a feast prepared for us daily but instead we decide to rummage through the scraps of this world. Just like the father in the story of the prodigal son, God is waiting for us, waiting for us to come home and realise that we need Him.
I pray that as children of God, we will humble ourselves and ask God for help instead of trying to do everything on our own and realise that we need God. In Jesus’ name,