Tuesday July 13th, 2010
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits. And in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning - Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.
Our time is not God’s time. Truth comes, and our hope does prove well placed, but until it manifests, we have nothing to go on but faith. In faith the night watchman waits for the morning. He knows it will come, and he just has to wait through the night. Us too, when things look tough, must wait a little longer. Our hope is the promise of morning, Romans 13:12 says, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.”
We may think or even call God unfair sometimes because of what we see, but we must always remember that what we see isn’t the end of it. There will be a final judgement and justice will be delivered. Also, I think a lot of what we call unfair is merely disappointment, because we expect something to happen one way, and it doesn’t. But to that, we must wait on the Lord. We must hope in the Word of God who says that the day is near and we will soon see our King. The Bible calls this life a vapor.
We’ve been waiting a long time. It doesn’t always seem like things are getting better, but we must have faith. Matthew 25:13 says, “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.” We must wait on the Lord and trust His Word. Read the whole of chapter 25 for illustrations of waiting on the Lord. In Romans 8, all creation groans for the return of the King and we Christians groan also in our spirits for His return when we see injustice. But we must also keep in mind that if we received justice and not mercy, we would want the Lord to wait. We must wait so that those who have not yet obtained mercy have every opportunity to receive it. To the Lord, a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like a day. For me, it seems sometimes that an hour is an eternity and a week passes by too quickly.
I’m always warned against asking God for patience, but I know I need it and ask for it anyway.
Lord, please give me patience and help me to rejoice in trials. Let me trust You when things don’t look the way I thought they would. My feelings change. My ideas change. My desires change. But Your Word is everlasting. Help me wait on You, Lord. I know that it’s worth the wait. I love You, Lord. In Your Name I pray, Jesus. Amen
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