Waiting for someone or something is NEVER easy! (Ever had to do it?) But it’s especially difficult for “Type A” personalities (and I happen to be one)!
Pace the floor… Look at the watch… Pace the floor… Look at the phone for a message… Pace the floor… Check with your wife, roommate or friend… Pace the floor… Look out the window… Pace the floor… Get it? And I could go on and on…
Waiting for the Lord is no easier… Waiting for Him to act… Waiting for His promises to be fulfilled… Waiting for an answer to prayer… Waiting for His intervention… Even waiting for His blessings!
There’s a Psalm about that… Psalm 62:
“I WAITED QUIETLY before God. My victory comes from Him! HE ALONE is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.
“Let all that I am WAIT QUIETLY before God! My hope is in Him! HE ALONE is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.
“My victory and honor come from GOD ALONE! He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. Trust in Him at all times!”
And then an exhortation to steer clear of illegitimate means to solve problems (even legal means if it is a demonstration of self-trust)… “Don’t make your living by extortion or put your hope in stealing! (Illegitimate means) And if your wealth increases, don’t make it the center of your life! (Legitimate but the evidence of self-trust) (From Psalm 62 NLT)
Did you get it? … Wait quietly for God alone!
Not easy you say? I know! But here’s a wonderful promise… “But those who WAIT FOR THE LORD will RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint!” (Isaiah 40:31 ESV) A promise of supernatural, divine enablement for those quietly wait for the Lord to act and trust Him completely! Wow!