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1 Our soul waits for the LORD. Let your mercy, O LORD, be upon us, in proportion to our waiting and hoping on you. The time that you sit quietly waiting and hoping to hear from the Lord is to your credit, and according to David, qualifies for the Lord's mercy.
From the word of the Lord within:
- "To sit in humble silence, waiting on the Lord, is to bear the cross — instead of thinking how you might please others.
- You must wait on the Lord to receive salvation.
- Wait for, hope for, the Lord.
- Let Your mercy be in proportion to our waiting and hoping on You.
- If we go to him, and we wait on him, he comes.
- We need to get quiet and ready to listen.
- In humble silence we sit and wait. Patiently we wait in humble silence.
- Patiently and assiduously we wait.
- As we wait, we hope.
- We go to him, and he rains help on us; well does this exercise of God purify those who do.
- Listen, heed, and obey — the word is near thee."
For since the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides you, who acts for the one who waits for Him. Isa 64:4.