Psalm 130: 5 “I will wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word, I put my hope.”
Waiting is hard! I don’t like waiting in a line up for my Starbucks. I really don’t like waiting in the grocery line for my 2 items in the express lane while the person before me has 13 (yes, I counted her items!). Waiting seems like a waste of time. It does not seem productive. I do not see the results of waiting.
The Psalmist says that he will wait for the Lord. It is not as if he and the Lord had an appointment and now the Psalmist is looking at the sun dial exasperated that the Lord is 15 minutes late. It is not as if the Lord is running behind schedule and letting people and agendas slip through His fingers as if He is irresponsible or in the very least poor at time management.
The waiting is this calm presence allowing the Lord to work, even if it doesn’t make sense to us. It is letting the Lord do what He does best and all we do is place our confidence in the Lord’s work.
You remember the children’s game Red Light, Green Light? The children all stand on a line and the person at the opposite end of the yard yells “green light”, and everyone runs as fast as they can, as far as they can. Then the person yells “red light.” Now, when the children have stopped, they are not occupying themselves with other things until the words green light are yelled. They are ready, and alert for the next move, confident that it will come at any time. They are eager to take flight at the mere beginning of the words “green light”. It is the same with God’s timing. We are to wait—poised and confident that His timing is always right.
I will wait with confidence and with peace that my hope is rightfully placed in God’s timing.
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalms 124-128