Weary of Waiting
“How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?” states King David in Psalm 13.
How often do our hearts cry the same words of desolation?
How long, Lord?
How long will I be unemployed?
How long will I be lonely?
How long will I be barren?
How long will I be waiting?
David then says, “How long will you hide your face from me? I am shaken.” Like David, we often grow weary of waiting. It can feel as if the Lord has turned His face, and has stopped listening to our prayers.
David continues to state, “But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.”
While waiting, David chose to trust the Lord’s love is unchanging.
He stopped pouting and started praising.
Although his circumstances remained the same, he shifted his focus from pitiful to powerful.
Instead of dwelling on what he was waiting for, he expressed gratitude for how the Lord has worked in his life.
Like David, as we wait on the Lord, may we rejoice. May we reflect on our current blessings we once prayed for and be content, for Christ is the only thing we need. Remain expectant of His promise in Isaiah 60:22- “When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen.”
I pray for the person reading this who is waiting, whether it be for a relationship, a degree, a job, or a change. Remind them of your promise in Isaiah 60:22- “When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen.” Prepare their heart for the blessing they are waiting for. Help them not lose hope, and remember your past faithfulness. I pray they will be content while waiting because you are the only thing they need. Help them remain expectant. Thank you for making everything beautiful in its time.
In Jesus’ name,