APRIL 3, 2020

Wait for the Lord

By Pastor Jim Schoon

PSALM 27:14—“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”

Psalm 27 is a prayer that was written during a time of crisis. The writer has experienced overwhelming issues in life.  Yet he writes with clarity and faith when he concludes this Psalm by saying, —“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”

Waiting is a constant in life today.  We wait in line at the grocery store; we wait for the light to turn green; we wait for appointments; and we wait for test results. And many times, we get impatient and anxious when we must wait because we have things to do and want answers immediately.

And now… we have more waiting to do because our shelter-in-place order has been extended. 

For people of faith, we handle life best when we “wait for the Lord.”  When the Psalmist says, “Wait for the Lord” he is saying, “Trust God in the process of life.  God knows what He is doing, and His will is going to unfold for you.”

Our waiting on God does not mean that we are complacent, passive, or uninvolved. Nor do we wait with a spirit of fatalism.  Waiting on God means that we trust God, and we live with a spirit of expecting God to work; we wait, being diligent in our responsibilities.  We wait with a spirit of peace in our being.

What wonderful words of comfort for the crisis we are experiencing today.  God is in charge, God loves you; and God’s timing is impeccable.  “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart.”

Prayer:  Almighty and Everlasting God, thank You for your guiding presence and Your love for us. May we be strong and take heart in waiting for your timing to unfold in life.  In Jesus name.  Amen.