Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14 (NAS)
Wait for it…those words are not well-received in our hurry up world. I must confess that I am not a fan of waiting. One of the places I hate waiting is the doctor’s office. I have never understood why you get an appointment time and then have to wait for an hour after the appointed time to see the doctor. I can understand if the doctor has an emergency, but even this has limits. If the doctor is a cardiologist or a surgeon, this can be a reasonable explanation. It does not work if the doctor is a dermatologist or an optometrist. I have found that my willingness to wait if effected by the degree of my discomfort. The worse I feel, the more I am willing to wait because I need the cure.
Our hurry up mindset often carries over into our relationship with God. We want Him to show up quickly and say what He needs to say. But God is not on our time. He shows up and works when He wants. We have to learn to wait. We need to do this because we need God in our lives. We need His wisdom to guide us. We need to strength to sustain us. We need His power to enable. We need His love to inspire us. We need God so it makes sense to wait for Him to work and not run off and do it by ourselves.