For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him.
As Isaiah, the prophet, longs for God to reveal His presence, he remembers the way that God “came down” upon Mount Sinai. He longs for the earth-quaking presence and cleansing fire—again. Isaiah’s expectancy is high. His dependency is established: there is no God like Yahweh.
In this passage leaders find a confidence that when we devote time to wait upon God, God acts on our behalf. As leaders we have many noteworthy demands for our time and attention. Yet as we attend to the Lord, like a waiter or waitress who is ready to serve, God acts on our behalf! God orchestrates His gifted people and events. Waiting on God strengthens the spirit, satisfies the soul, and activates the blessings of God upon our sphere of influence.