Days of Awe

Tishri 8

From Your heavenly abode You will appear, O King, and reign over us, for we wait for You. When will you reign in Zion? Soon and in our days, may You dwell there forever and ever.


Today we rejoice in the waiting. Waiting for Your promises. Waiting for the unknown. Waiting for Your return, Adonai. In the waiting You ask us to be still. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Adonai-Tzva’ot is with us; the God of Jacob is our strong tower” (Psalm 46:11-12).


Sitting still and waiting is not an easy task. How many hours, days or years have you been waiting for an answer to a specific prayer… or maybe even just for a whisper from God? The waiting can be the hardest part. However, it can also be the sweetest part. It is the part where Abba truly shows how much He loves us and how much He truly cares. He takes the time to allow us to grow and learn, in the season of waiting, to do the necessary tasks to live fully in the promised land. We learn to trust in His voice, trust in His unending love. We learn to wait for His timing, especially when it is not our own. In the wait for the return of the King we are given holy glimpses of His greatness here in this place. In the waiting for the desires of our heart, we learn that our true desire is to know and love Adonai above and beyond anything else.


Adonai Tzva’ot, Lord of Host, my Strong Tower, I choose to stay in the shelter and protection of Your perfect timing. I refuse to rush ahead, or to go where You do not go with me. Yet, Zion has been waiting so long, for they have missed the truth of Yeshua as Messiah! Soon, in Your mercy, turn their hearts toward You. Oh, how we long for the day that You dwell with us on earth forever!