The Waiting Room
Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
Yesterday at church, we were talking about waiting on the Lord. This verse from Psalm 27 gives some neglected insight to what waiting actually looks like. Waiting involves courage.
Thankfully God gives courage (see 2Timothy 1:7). But why does waiting require it?
When we are not making things happen, things don’t happen. The unknown makes us worry. Fear creeps in when we don’t know what’s going to happen next, so people often make protective decisions. The problem is, most of our self-preserving mechanisms have undesired consequences. It takes bravery to step into the unknown, the uncomfortable and unplanned.
But God sees everything. Nothing to him is unknown. When I remind myself I’m the toddler in the child/Father relationship we have, it helps with my perspective. He sees what I won’t. He knows what I don’t. He does what I can’t. So if I live in a season of waiting on HIM to act, then that’s exactly what I should do.
I am sure you prefer me to have all my decisions, actions and conversations include the power of your Holy Spirit whom you generously give to all who believe in your Son. Help me to resist the trap of branching out on my own, doing what seems fine with me, without waiting on your leading, door opening and will. Help me remember today that you see everything, and I can confidently wait on you. I love you and that you for courage and comfort, and I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.