If You’re Waiting On the Lord, You’re In Position For THIS

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If you're waiting on the Lord, you're in position for something good to happen! Encouraging word by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.com

Are you waiting on the Lord? Have you been praying and praying, waiting for something specific–something good–to happen? If so, I have good news for you today:

If you’re waiting on the Lord, you’re in position for something good to happen.

Why do I say that? Because Lamentations 3:25 tells us this:

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    Start-quoteThe Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.

    As I taught in Kingdom Authority 101, one of the guiding principles of studying Scripture is that whenever the Lord says, “I am    (anything)    ,” you should pay attention. The same is true for when Scripture says, “The Lord is     (anything)     .”

    Why does this matter? Because when God says, “I AM _____,” He’s revealing an aspect of His very nature to you. He’s unveiling the fibre of His very Being; He’s showing you one of the infinite characteristics of who He is.

    And once you learn who He is, you are free to draw on that aspect of His nature anytime.

    That means:

    • Once you know Him as God who heals you (Exodus 15:26), you can draw on Him as Healer anytime.
    • Once you know Him as the Bread of Life (John 6:35), you can expect Him to feed your body, soul, and spirit anytime. Never again do you have to be worn out and exhausted. You can always be well-fed and well-watered.
    • After you know Him as your Shield and your Exceedingly Great Reward (Genesis 15:1), you can call on Him to cover, protect, and reward you anytime.

    And in Lamentations 3:25, the Lord reveals Himself as The Lord Who Is Good To Those Who Wait For Him.

    You could also phrase it a different way, by saying God is revealing Himself as “I AM the Lord Who Is Good To Those Who Wait For Me.”

    And precious reader, that means that if you are waiting on the Lord (for something specific or just waiting on Him altogether, with no particular goal in mind), you have positioned yourself to receive from His nature. He IS, by His very nature, God who is good to those who wait on Him.

    Listen to: I AM: 365 Names of God(affiliate link) music CD by John Paul Jackson. It contains John Paul Jackson reading each of 365 names of God, such as “I AM God Who Comforts You,” set to beautiful soaking music. I play this CD often in my car, and have often used it to set the atmosphere in my house. Learning the names of God will help you know Him and draw on Him as everything He IS!

    So by waiting on the Lord, you have positioned yourself for Him to be good to you.

    I don’t know about you, but I like the sound of that … because God’s goodness is amazing. God’s goodness is unstoppable. God’s good ideas exceed, outweigh, and outrank the best I could come up with any day of the week.

    So friend, it’s time to draw on His goodness.

    Go to Him and ask Him to shower you with His goodness, because that’s who He is. Pray this short prayer with me:

    “Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ name. Thank You for loving me and taking care of me. Thank You for seeing every part of me and every aspect of my life. Thank You for guarding and protecting me and sheltering me under the shadow of Your wings.

    Lord, You know I’ve been waiting for You. I’ve been waiting for You in    (insert your situation here)   . Daddy God, I know that You see me waiting. Your timing is perfect, and I trust You. I know You have only the best in mind for me because You are a good, good Father.

    But Daddy God, Your Word says that You are good to those who wait for you. So Lord, I come before You in Jesus’ name today and I claim this promise in particular. Because of Your Word, Father, I ask You to be good to me today and bless me in amazing, unexpected ways. Help me to keep waiting on You, and while I wait, please shower Your goodness and blessings on me today.

    Lord, I know I can draw on You for this because You ARE good to those who wait for you. It’s who You are, and You cannot be anything else. So thank You for Your goodness. Thank You for Your kindness. Thank You for Your favor and blessings–things I don’t deserve, but which You have given me as a free gift in Christ Jesus.

    Father, thank You. I love You so much. Please help me to receive everything You have for me. Help me to recognize it and thank You for it, and I’ll give You all the glory.

    In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

    Does this message speak to your heart today? If so, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

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    15 Comments

    1. Wow! Once again God totally used this to confirm what He has been telling me. This is the second devotional I read today that had the same message, right after I was worrying about what God called us to do and how is it possibly going to work out. So thankful for Who He is!!

      1. Wow! Yay! Go go go go go JESUS!!!! So happy this blessed you. He’s amazing!!! 🙂
        Have a wonderful day, Jennifer!

    2. I so needed this today! Thank you so much for your blog! Please pray for me today.

      1. Thank you for reading, Jessica. I did pray for you. I hope you are ok. May you receive strength, hope, and courage today from the Holy Spirit for whatever situation you’re facing. 🙂
        Have a wonderful day!

    3. This is timely, thank you 🙂

    4. Kimberlyn says:

      YES – Praise the Lord Jamie!! He spoke through this devotional!!! I am a worry-wart, even when I’ve seen God’s work in many thing’s that has happened in my life in the last few week’s alone! He’s answered my prayer’s right on the spot … but the one thing I’ve feverently been praying for {the restoration of my marriage} has not yet been answered … well, not yet in my humanly view. I am thanking Papa God for working on the other side of the mountain … but i still feel anxious. I want to stop feeling like this, I want to feel, hear, see the Lord so desperately that I feel like I’m rushing Him … and he’s making me wait til I’m at that point. Which of course makes me even more anxious because I feel like I’m my own worse enemy.

      1. I pray that Papa would help you and there would be no more worrying for you, dear one! Daddy God has GOT this. He’s an amazing, super-fantastic, all-powerful Genius who is on your side!!!!! And He’s a doting Daddy who loves you very much. Remember Philippians 4:6-7. That one Scripture makes all the difference in the world to me when it comes to having peace in my mind–and it will for you too!
        Have a wonderful day, sister. 🙂 I am still praying for you.

    5. Rebecca Jones says:

      Timely is right! I could use a breakthrough about now. I know He’s good, I know I’ve received healing and I praise Him for that, I try to bless others with my Pinterest board and I know He’ll make a way for me. I can communicate that to most fellow Christians with ease, some are stuck in religious tradition, and I’ve been dealing with people who are in bondage, I’m relying on His grace, totally, for the right words to move them.. Thank you, Jaime.

      1. Thank you so much for sharing, Rebecca. He will give you that grace! And yes… as you simply serve, Daddy God will open doors for you at the right time and in the right way. Psalm 75:6-7: He will promote you. Hang in there! 🙂

    6. Eva Conner says:

      Thank you for sharing. Your website is so wonderful and has been very helpful to me in my journey. I am praying for breakthrough in my prayer life and it is exciting to see God working. I’ve listened to your podcasts and just wanted to let you know I found them so eye opening. I have a blog and feel like I am just scratching the surface. God has given you so much depth and insight. I am praying for God to grow my faith and knowledge and finding your site was one answer to that prayer. Thanks again. Blessings to you and your family.

      1. Hi Eva! Nice to meet you! Thank you so much for sharing, and for your sweet encouragement. I really appreciate it. And thank you for listening to my podcasts. I’ve honestly been considering taking them down as I have to pay for hosting them every month, and I’ve never gotten very much feedback on them! LOL. So I laughed out loud when I saw you talking about them. Anyhow… I checked out your blog and you have some beautiful words! Hang in there, sister. You never know who you are reaching. Even reaching one person with a word in due season is worth the effort. And I’m sure you are reaching more than one! 🙂 We’re all in this together in the Body of Christ. We need each other and touching people is a collective effort. So preach on, Ms. Conner! 🙂
        Have a wonderful day, and thank you for reading my blog!

    7. Jamie, finding your blog has just been the biggest blessing for me!! All of my adult life I’ve made the biggest mistakes trying to find love. And I found your lesson on feeling God’s love yesterday. I read it and rejoiced because it just spoke to the deepest parts of my heart. And I told the Lord, I will watch for places and times that you are showing me you love me. Today, He did that. It was small and inconsequential to anyone else, but to me…it was a huge hug from my DaddyGod. So, lately….for almost 3 months…I’ve been praying about moving. I’m waiting on the Lord to show me where and when and how and the money to do it. Then today….I found your message. I prayed your prayer and just cried. I know, that I know…that I know He will show me what to do. I’m waiting and He is good!!! Thank you so much!! And God bless you for your sweet blog!!!!

      1. Wow. Patti. That is amazing. Thank you SO MUCH for letting me know. Oh I love how much He loves us!!!!! He’s so DELICIOUS!!! I’m so glad that you noticed His hugs. If you’ll ask Him every day to help you notice, you’ll see it more and more and pretty soon, you’ll be just saturated in His adoration of you every day. And THAT is life-changing! It brings such peace and security and trust! And yes, He will totally come through for you. He knows the perfect way and the perfect time.
        I’m so glad Daddy God encouraged you. Thank you so much for reading! Have a wonderful day!

    8. I was having a rough morning. My youngest woke up cranky and was crying about EVERYTHING. I was trying to pray, read, worship….contend, fight ect. My family has been in “battle mode” for the last 2 years. We’ve had relational, ministry, financial, health issues and so on. It has been one thing after another. This morning, I already felt opposition and the enemy was coming against my mind. I wanted to make my decrees and establish the day. I don’t write in my journal everyday so when I had the thought to look up what I wrote last year, I wasn’t sure I’d find anything. To my surprise, I did! I had wrote one sentence on September 16, 2014 and that sentence was – Waiting in Expectancy. I remembered writing that and the feeling of longing. It was one of those “heart cries” that words can’t express which is why I only wrote one sentence. Also, I didn’t know what else to say. When I saw it today it felt like insult to injury. We are still struggling in the same areas. We have moved in to a new season, location, job, and so on but still struggling. Why am I still waiting a year later? When God? I just found your blog yesterday. And I have enjoyed it. The posts that I’ve read so far have greatly ministered and have been timely. But this post, and the scripture reference from Lamentations really put my heart at ease. I needed to be reminded that God’s goodness is coming! This word was the reinforcement this warrior needed. Thanks for your ministry, it blessed me today.

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