"Hope in Me, and you will be protected from depression and self-pity. Hope is like a golden cord connecting you to heaven. The more you cling to this cord, the more I bear the weight of your burdens." (9)
Today's devotional speaks of the "golden cord connecting (us) to heaven." This reminded me of when God taught me HOW to wait on Him. Isaiah 40:31 says "those who wait on the Lord" will experience renewed strength! That was not always my experience! I would do the "wait & worry" thing, like one does in the "waiting room" of the hospital anticipating bad news!
God wants us to experience another type of waiting. He wants us to wait with HOPE and confidence in Him! Confidence in His Majesty (having all power) and His Mercy (being infinitely tender.) I had to learn to weave His Majesty and His Mercy into my "wait." I pictured it much like a braided "cord of three strands." (Ecc.4:12) I am the weak, helpless strand clinging to the sturdy strands of His Majesty and His Mercy! Result? I would experience a certain sense of His "renewed strength!" (Is.40:31)
I made up the following little song I now sing to myself, prompting me to wait with HOPE! It really helps because when I "cling" I tend to feel "connected to heaven" in the midst of my "wait"!
Hope is a rope,
Consisting of Three.
God's awesome Majesty,
His Mercy and Me!