Today’s Scripture: Psalm 33
By: Charlie Pannell
Waiting on the Lord. “But Lord, Waiting is the worst.”
When you are young many of us can’t wait until we grow up. My son used to say, “When I turn five, then I’ll be able to (fill in the blank).” Turning five was a monumental milestone for him in his mind. When he turned five, it meant he had arrived. I remember as a boy going through the line of the Mexican buffet restaurant Ponchos. My mom would tell me, “You can have the kid’s plate. Two Items.” My older sister would look-over at me and say, “We get three things!” because they had the BIG kid’s plate. I was so full of jealousy and hunger. Waiting is the worst. I remember with fondness the day when my mom said, “Son … you can now have the big kid’s plate. Three Items.” I had arrived.
As silly as these stories are, life is full of transition points. Some of the hardest times in life have been these transition points. Nothing is certain. Everything is variable. What can I hope in?
We wait on the LORD; He is our help and our shield.
In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust His holy name.
God does not abandon us in these transition points. The invitation is to trust and rejoice in Him. It may be frustrating to wait…and trust…and definitely rejoice in the Lord during the times of waiting. But coming from personal experience and the testimony of the scripture…it is worth it. Following Christ in the everyday is always worth it. Loving God and others even through a time where you are just surviving…it’s worth it.
Tell the Lord you love, trust, and rejoice in him. Pray for clarity, peace, and wisdom.