Psalms 27:14 – Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. (NIV 1984)
My Musings – Nowadays we’ve become much too accustomed to instant gratification, and waiting can be frustrating. It used to be that we had to wait for the picture tube to warm up before we could watch our favorite show. If we missed it, we had to wait for the summer re-runs. But it seems the faster things get, the more annoyed we become with even the slightest delay. It’s been said of God that He is seldom early, but He is never late. He does not wear a Rolex or a Timex. God measures time by its “fullness” – the right or appointed time.
My Advice – Wait for the appointed time. There is a reason it has been appointed. Be patient and wait on God.
Matthew 7:9-11 – “Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (NIV1984)
My Musing – Who among us, when we were children did not play dad off against mom or mom against dad, until we got the answer we wanted? I wonder Continue reading “We’ll See”
Psalms 13:1, 2 – How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me. (NIV 1978)
My Musings – David was a “man after God’s own heart,” yet he had moments of great despair and questioning of God. At the same time, He could see God’s goodness of the past and anticipate with trust in his coming salvation and deliverance.
My Advice – You can question and be sorrowful, but you need not despair. God has been good and faithful to you in the past, and He is willing and able to do the same in the future. Take comfort in that thought no matter what the circumstance.