I am not a very good “waiter!!!” Doctor’s offices are some of the worst. Waiting in line,waiting for the women’s bathroom (ugh!), waiting on someone to reply to my text, waiting to catch a flight…the list goes on and on.
Now, if I can plan for a wait, that’s a little different. If I can take a good book, or happen to remember my Bible study, then I am good to go. I feel like I am accomplishing something. But, the unexpected waits are not so good. Valuable time is lost!
David understood the value of waiting. He learned this lesson early in life as a shepherd. Waiting in the field all day or night must have given him plenty of quiet time. He had to wait several years from the time he was anointed king until he actually became king. In fact, during that time of waiting he was in exile hiding out from King Saul who wanted to kill him. David could have taken matters into his own hands and killed Saul. He had the opportunity. But, he chose not to do it.
David understood that choosing to wait and let God work can make all the difference in a situation. With God in control, a terrible situation can produce great things in the person who is being persecuted or threatened.
Look at a few verses he wrote in the Psalms:
Psalm 27:14, “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
Psalm 33:20, “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.”
Psalm 37:34, “Wait for the Lord, and keep his way…”
Today, choose to wait and rest in God’s power and provision. Pray for his peace and power to give you the strength to get through whatever you are facing.
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