We Will Be in Awe

The little book of Zechariah is full of great verses such as, "Anyone who harms you harms my most precious possession." The Hebrew says "harms the apple of my eye."

But here is the verse that arrests my attention: "Be silent before the Lord, all humanity, for he is springing into action from his holy dwelling" (2:13).

Why be silent? When He begins to act, the only response from all people--great and small--will be silent awe. Now He is being silent in many situations. He is doing what Psalm 11:4 says: "The Lord is on his heavenly throne. He observes the sons of men; his eyes examine them."

Now His eyes are examining what is happening. The Hebrew indicates that He is squinting as we do when we look intently.

At the right time, He will act. And when He does, there will be no response except silent awe.

God is coming in your situation. God reigns and nothing escapes His notice. Sometimes it just helps to remember this reality: one day God will spring into action.

Dear Father, give me the peace that comes from waiting with perfect confidence in Your faithfulness.

"I wait for the Lord, I expectantly wait, and in His word do I hope" (Psalm 130:5 Amp.).