Are You Waiting Patiently
“Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.”(Ps 28:1-2)
The psalmist (David) knew where to go when faced with trials and tribulations; so do we, if we trust the LORD. The Book of Psalms is a testimony of God’s faithfulness toward those that trust and obey. It is also a testimony of our impatience; as did the psalmist, we too think the length of time between our request and God’s answer is too long. God is not slow to answer; he’s allowing time for his work to be done in our heart and the heart of others in that particular situation.
It’s the time between the first two verses in Psalms 28 and verses 6 through 8 in the same Psalms that we impatientlywait on God. This is a critical time! When we fail to wait and take matters into our own hands, watch out, we make things worse; His ways are always best.
It’s that time between the request and the answer, that always seem like God may not realize how soon you need His help. Remember, He knows more about the situation than the one making the plea. We can see in verses 6 thru 8 of Psalm 28 how blessed and overjoyed the psalmist was once he experienced God’s merciful answer. We too can have joy when we wait for God to reveal himself through our difficulties.
“Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.”(Ps 28:6-8)
Be encouraged today to wait upon the LORD; He’s not slow, we are just impatient!
“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”(Ps 27:14)