Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!
— Psalm 27:14
Wouldn’t it be easier if God just told us exactly what he wanted us to do? I’m happy to submit, but why does it have to be such a journey? Send me a prophet like Samuell and I’ll do whatever, We know God is capable of doing that, but honestly would we believe it if he did? I guarantee most of us would be like, “Who was that and what just happened?” In a world where instant gratification is often prioritized, waiting can be a challenging and uncomfortable experience.
As Christians, we are called to wait on the Lord and trust in His timing. Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” This verse reminds us that He is the one who has ultimate control and a plan for our lives. That’s the real issue, isn’t it? Control?
Waiting on the Lord requires patience, trust, and faith. It means acknowledging that God’s timing may not be our own, and that His ways are higher than our ways. In Proverbs 3:5–6, we are told, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Waiting on the Lord involves surrendering our own desires and plans to Him, trusting that He will lead us in the right direction.
It’s also important to remember that waiting on the Lord doesn’t mean doing nothing. While we wait, we can seek God’s will and direction and actively work toward what we believe He has called us to do. We can pray, read the Bible, serve others, and seek wise counsel from others. Waiting on the Lord doesn’t mean passively waiting for something to happen. It means actively seeking God and trusting that He will guide us in the right direction, letting him be the one in control. After all, how can we do great things if we never learn to trust God?
Prayer: *Dear God, help us to trust in your timing and plan for our lives, even when it’s hard. We know that you have ultimate control and that your ways are higher than our ways. Give us the strength and courage to surrender our own desires and plans to you and to actively seek your will and direction in the meantime. Thank you for always being there for us and for having our backs. We trust that you will guide us in the right direction and help us to do great things for your glory. In Jesus’s name, amen.