Beauty in Waiting

“Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.  For our heart shall rejoice in Him.  Because we have trusted in His holy name.  Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.”  Psalm 33:20-22

Father, our soul waits for You.  Lord, we thank You that You are Deeper Still’s help and shield.  Our hearts rejoice in You.  We trust in Your holy name.  We ask for Your mercy to be upon Deeper Still for we hope in You and wait on You.  We ask for You to bind the team members of Deeper Still together as we wait and trust and hope in You.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Today’s devotional is inspired by the Head of the Illinois Deeper Still Chapter, Judy Townsend, and Deeper Still worship leader Kay Smith. 

“Our soul waits for the Lord.”  “Wait” in this passage comes from the Hebrew word chaka, and according to Strong’s, its primary meaning is to tie or bind together like a cord. 
Therefore, to wait is actually to bind together like a cord.  As we wait on the Lord, we are tied to the Lord and He is tied to us.  He won’t let go.  He has us.  We just need to trust and wait.  He will act. 
This is so beautifully applied to the Deeper Still team.  As a team, we WAIT with arms locked, woven into the Cord as the source of our strength and endurance. As we wait completely bound and secure in the Cord of our Savior, we can be OPEN to see how He moves and move with Him, completely unified in Him.  
As we all move together in one cord, He uses all of our unique stories of redemption in order to sew a tapestry together that is beautiful AND SO FULL OF HIM!!
We just need to wait and be open to His moving.  He is making something beautiful. 
The first Deeper Still of Illinois retreat is coming up in just a couple of weeks, April 4-6!  Please be in prayer for this new territory of Deeper Still!  Thank you for your prayers!!!

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