Waiting for the Lord to speak, to comfort, is truly hard. Humanity is not inherently patient. Abraham and Sarah tried to force God’s promise of a son (by way of Hagar) because they could not stand to wait (for the Lord to supernaturally act). King Saul led a sacrifice meant for a priest because he could not stand to wait (on Samuel). But waiting yields benefit, and goodness. It prompts the exercising of faith and trust in God. We can gain clarity in waiting. We can gain insight. Waiting forces us to gather the proper perspective and purpose. It helps remind us what really matters. So may we wait on God each and every day.
Isaiah 26:8 “Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.” (NIV)
Kevin Orr (7/17/2019)