Wait on the Lord

Reading: Psalm 62:5
My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.

Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.

We live in the age of the instant everything : fast cars, fast cash, fast food. Waiting is seen as the enemy of progress. We are increasingly being trained to be allergic to any process that takes any amount of TIME to be completed. As such, many of us abort processes which we should engage to the end, all because we are too impatient to see it through to fruition.

Do we have the same attitude toward waiting on the Lord? When last did we hear a sermon on that? I've heard many sermons entitled "Your best life NOW", "How to tap into your blessings NOW", " Your best marriage NOW" but I have to really tax my memory to find one about waiting on the Lord.

Why do we have so many problems with waiting? Well, waiting feels like an inconvenience to US. There is death to SELF in the process of waiting. In waiting we realize that the world does not revolve around us and our schedules. When we wait we realize that God cannot be conjured on demand like a genie. We have enough time to posture ourselves in humility before we approach God. 

Today I encourage you to wait on the Lord. Allow the painful passage of time to strip you of a distracted mind and feelings of entitlement, and to build in you a calm expectancy and burgeoning anticipation of the sweet comfort of His Holy Presence. 

Liselle CokerComment