No Shame in Waiting
O my God in you I trust; let me not be put to shame…Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame. (Psalm 25:3)
In some ways we never grow up, we are just like children: impatient. We want what we want when we want it. But God will not be rushed. He is not intimidated and does not grow weary when we continue to ask for something to happen, to end or come to us. He will not move one moment sooner than he has planned according to his plans for our life. Not because he is stubborn or mean-spirited, but because he knows exactly the right time to act in our lives. He holds a position we do not have. He has an arial view. We may be going through our day to day, but God sits in the bleachers of time and space and sees all things from a divine perspective that we cannot have. God’s perspective and view allows him to know exactly when to do something on our behalf. Everything he has for us will come in time and right on time even when it seems delayed from our point of view.
What can we do while we “wait” on God? We can stay in prayer. We can watch and wait patiently. We can learn more about God’s promises which do not fail or disappoint us. We can acquaint ourselves more with his character, his nature of steadfast love and care. We can determine to keep our hand in his and to not get ahead of him and we can prepare for the blessing he is going to send to us; order our lives to receive it. We can remember his words and promise that he will not only show up on time he will not put us to shame. We will not be disappointed in the outcome when we wait on him. Let’s Pray,
When we trust in you, Lord, we will neve be put to shame. Give us all that we need to wait on you. Help us to not only wait patiently, but expectantly and joyfully. Amen
Reflective Questions for soul-Tending:
How do you grade yourself when it comes to waiting on God? Are you one who gets ahead of him, becomes impatient, seeks to work things out on your own, or are you okay with waiting?
How will you incorporate today’s message into your plan of soul-care?