Wait . . .

Psalm 62:1-2 “For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.”

Some things are worth waiting for. That’s a tough message in this microwave society we live in.  So often we’re in such a hurry. We want what we want, and we want it now. It’s that mentality that can so easily lead to dissatisfaction, discontentment, and anxiety when we find ourselves in a situation we’d rather not be in.  This attitude can affect so many areas in life. We don’t want to wait very long after our food has been ordered. We want the parts we ordered to fix our appliance to get here sooner rather than later, etc., etc. But on a more serious and deeper note, when we find our self in a situation we’d rather not be in, be it a sickness, a financial predicament, or some loss of some type, we want that situation to be resolved as quickly as possible.  We don’t like to wait.

It is to this that the Bible speaks in the verses above. Psalm 62 speaks of the quiet confidence of the believer who has learned to wait on God alone. These are words that should bring hope to anyone who is in a relationship with the God Who knows everything, Who has the power to do anything, and Who is never late, no matter how things may look to us. Our Lord has promised to meet every need, and He knows exactly the best time to do it.  He works on a different timetable than we do. His perspective is an all-knowing one, and His view is an eternal view. He always knows what is best for us, and our time is in His hands (Psalm 31:15).

It’s at times of uncertainty and trouble that God’s Word is particularly precious to the one who believes. It’s a healing balm and a refreshing spring that we can apply to every need as we remind ourselves of the things God has said.

Just a reminder then, if you’re a believer and you are in a situation you’d rather not be in right now, it may be good to run God’s Word through your mind rather than the anxious words that so often come at us from who knows where at such times. It may be good to speak to yourself in the words of Psalm 62 above, or in these words from Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” For you see, it’s always good to remind ourselves that good things definitely do come to those who wait, especially to those who wait on Him.

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