Audio Version: seeking-gods-heart-psalm-27_14
Today’s Verse: Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord. NASB
I don’t like waiting. The other day I went to go get some wasp spray and some 2 cycle oil for the weed-eater. The register rang up a price that was $1 more than the shelf price for the oil. I mentioned this fact to the clerk. I will spare you the frustrating details, but a full twenty minutes later I left the store having paid the correct lower price for the oil. I put on a good front, but inside I was not patient at all. I thought of clever things to say about the competitor’s store which is about to open across town and how they might want to improve their customer service if they didn’t want to see their aisles as empty of customers as they always were of employees, or something along that line. In the end I spared them any wisdom and just determined to vote with my feet once the other place opened. I don’t like to wait. How long are we supposed to wait on the Lord? Does He expect us to do something in the meantime or just wait? Ever wonder about such things when you read verses like this? Psalm 27 is another attributed to King David. It is about having a fearless trust in God. Sayings like, “It is easier to steer a moving car.” come to mind when I consider “waiting”. Too often in scripture we see God call us to “be still” or to “wait”. To me it seems that there are likely two extremes, which is what I tend to deal in, and then there is everything else in the middle. I am sure that most of the time God wants us just to be about the business of doing what He has already instructed us to do in His word. He will always answer prayer and act in His good will and perfect timing. There are times, however, maybe even right now, when He asks for our full and undistracted attention just to be with Him. To wait on Him. We need to stop, wait and spend more time in His presence. What a privilege squandered when we do not “wait”.