Wait Upon the Lord

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:13-14)

We live in a microwave society. We have instant food, instant information, instant “on demand” shows, instant news and instant communication.

So when we read a scripture that says “wait,” what do we do with that? The Hebrew word used in the passage above means “to look eagerly for.” The word suggests an expectation for something to come. For example, when we wait for the light to turn green, there is an expectation that the light will turn green and if we happen to be running late, that “waiting” is where all of our focus goes.

Here’s an exercise you might want to try. Pray and ask God for his wisdom and wait. Don’t pray, or worship, or sing, or listen to music or even read your Bible— just wait.

See if you can wait for 10 minutes, waiting with eager anticipation for what God will show you. When we wait from the perspective of not having to do “anything” for God, we learn to just “be” with God and not “do” for God.

Prayer: Father, Son and Spirit, show us what it means to “wait upon the Lord.” Show us where we are operating out of a sense of performance rather than belonging. Tune out all the lies and open our hearts to hear only your voice of love.

 

by Davina Winn
Assistant Pastor
Grace Communion Hanover

3 thoughts on “Wait Upon the Lord”

  1. Our “waiting” invites the Lord to lead us so that we faithfully join and follow him. Thanks Davina for reminding us to listen more attentively to the Great Shepherd’s voice.

  2. Your phrase “instant food” reminds me of the opposite: my mom’s 24-hour chili. Couldn’t rush it, but when it was finally ready, it was worth the wait! Life with God is like that also, taking longer than we hurried-up people think it should, but so rich and rewarding! thanks for the reminder.

  3. Thanks Davina for reminding us to Wait, to look eagerly for, knowing that in our expectation of deliverance from our daily trials we See Our Saviour thru His Faith & Experience His Peace and Patience as He Shares His Life with us As Our Life, Truly we are Hid in Him! Col 3:3-4

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