WAITING ON THE LORD
Over and over Scripture exhorts us to “wait for the Lord.” To us, waiting is nothing more than passive resignation, giving into our circumstances, throwing up our hands in despair and walking off the playing field. We don’t “wait” for the Lord because we think that “waiting” means giving up.
But that only shows how little we understand either the Bible or the Lord. From a biblical perspective, waiting isn’t passive; it’s the most proactive thing we can do. To “wait” on the Lord means to get out of the way so that He can act. I would define waiting on the Lord this way: It is being so confident in God that you refuse to take matters into your own hands. Nothing in life seems as hard to take as waiting. Maybe for a phone call or for a word from the doctor. Maybe for a job or for a letter you expected last week. Maybe for the fever to break or for someone you love to come home again. When we are at war putting sin to death in our lives, in an all out battle with our flesh, it is hard to not just throw our hands up and give in, yet we wait on the Lord.
This challenge is going to stretch you. You will be confronted with your sin, your weakness, your frailty, but just know that we continue to wait upon the Lord, continue to seek God’s face. He is faithful to us.
Take heart while you wait on the Lord. Though for the present you are sorely mistreated, this too shall pass. In the meantime, let God be God and give Him room to work.
See you tomorrow.