LEARNING TO WAIT PATIENTLY ON THE LORD
“I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry, He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay; and He set me feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. And he put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; many will see and fear, and will trust in the Lord.”(Psalms 46:1-3)
I would venture to say that for most people waiting patiently is something to be learned. Whether it’s waiting for a red stoplight to change over to green or standing in line at the bank it is not easy to be patient. Especially is this true when you’re in a rush. How many times have you wanted to honk your horn at a slow poke in front of you or gotten easily irritated when a bank customer and the teller get in this non-banking discussion when you’ve got a schedule to meet? Perhaps too many times, right?
In the scripture above David reminds us of the importance of waiting on the Lord. He’ll attend to our needs but in His time. He knows our concerns and how dire our situation is from time to time. It just that His time may not be our time. In other words, His time to answer our prayers may not be as soon as we would like it to be. The question is whether or not we can wait on Him patiently for His answer. God brought out of the worst of situations and placed his feet upon a solid foundation where David recognized that God, indeed, answers prayers. Such an understanding of God made David want to praise God in song and his praise caused others to look at God in awe and trust as David did.
Are you able to entrust your dire situation(s) to God and wait patiently upon Him for an answer? God is always listening for sincere, heart-felt prayers and He’s ready to be a blessing to all who revere and trust Him.