In the Word
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord (Psalm 27:14).
Of the Word
Waiting is not fun. We wait in the checkout line. We wait at the traffic light. We wait for test results. Doctors even plan for us to wait by providing a waiting room!
The psalmist says, Wait for the Lord. Waiting for the Lord is not necessarily easy either. Perhaps we’d like to speed up His process. In our impatience we seek to enjoy the results of our hard work without actually doing anything.
The psalmist also says, My times are in your hands … (Psalm 31:15a). Trusting the Lord, we can live today … today. Trusting Jesus does not remove the waiting, but it means that we can be confident in His plan, His timing, and His ultimate blessing.
As we wait, we can say, … I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God” (Psalm 31:14).
Walking with my Lord
Dear Lord, forgive my impatience and help me to wait for Your perfect timing in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Comfort from the Psalms. Authors: Marcia Gomulka & Myrna Lou Meyer. 10/30 ©2009 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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