January 17th, 2017
Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord”.
Waiting patiently is not always a strong point for us as human beings. We want things now and we want to get moving.
David who wrote this verse knew what it was to be patient. At 16 he was anointed as king by Samuel. It didn’t actually happen until he was 30.
In the time in between he was chased around the desert by King Saul who was jealous of him. David looked to the Lord and waited. In God’s time he became king.
For us as Christians it can be hard to wait patiently. We live in a world with microwaves cooking, instant finance on credit cards and the internet where we can look things up in an instant.
But God is a God who deals with His people over years, decades and centuries. He is a God who has an unfolding plan that He alone is in charge of. We may not see Him working, but He always is.
When it seems like God is silent and not answering our prayers, we can be assured He is working away in the background of our lives and putting things in place.
The above verse tells us to be brave and courageous too. At times being patient does requires us to be brave and courageous when everything else calls us to act.
It is hard to sit still at times and wait, but if we look to the example of David, we see that in His good timing God will work things out in His way. David the shepherd boy became David the King in God’s time.
If you are waiting on something to fall into place today, I would encourage you to trust God and wait patiently on Him. He is working away in the background to bring His plans to pass.