Wait for the Lord; be strong and be courageous. Wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14
Waiting is so hard. It’s hard for me when life is painful and difficult. Waiting on your for deliverance, waiting for relief to come, waiting for the good of the pain to be revealed is difficult. I want rescue and answers now. I don’t want to wait. It’s also hard to suffer while I wait. Waiting is so hard, Lord. But it’s not just waiting in pain that is difficult for me. It’s also hard for me to wait in times. Father, I guess what I’m saying is that I always want things to be full on, exciting and thrilling, happy, joyful. I always want to be on the downside of the roller coast, riding the top of the wave, rather than climbing toward the top, or waiting for the wave to come. Waiting is so hard. But God, I hear what David tells me here. He wants me to wait for you. He wants me to sit on the edge of the seat. He wants me to sit strong. He wants me to wait with courage, facing and even embracing whatever it is that comes while I wait. He wants me to wait for you because waiting for you is like waiting for the surprise, the excellent and eternal surprise, that I know is coming. What you are about to do in my life and through my hardships is incomparable. I can’t imagine what you are going to do because it is immeasurably more than I could ever ask or imagine. Your power is at work in me and in my life. I will wait for you. Give me strength and courage and excitement as I sit and wait for you. What you are about to do is amazing!
Waiting for God is like waiting for the turning point in a movie you’ve seen a thousand times. You know how it is going to turn out in the end, but you still can’t wait to see it unfold.