“From ancient times no one has heard, no one has listened, no eye has seen any God except You, who acts on behalf of the one who waits for Him.” (Isaiah 64:4 HCSB)

The contrast here that Isaiah makes is between a God who acts on behalf of people who wait.  It is a striking contrast.  We would like to think that it is our action that makes a difference, indeed we have a saying that implies just that: “a rolling stone gathers no moss.”  If we just DO something it is better than doing nothing.

In the realm of God’s kingdom, the important thing is not our doing or not doing, it is God acting that is all important.  No, this does not absolve us of any and all action on our part, as if we could sit around until kingdom come and God will handle everything. It lifts the responsibility from our shoulders and places it firmly upon God’s shoulders.  He is glad to have it, we are [hopefully] glad for him to have it.

Wait, dear reader, rest in the God who acts.