The time you spend waiting is not wasted
From Psalms: A 28-Day Devotional
Life is filled with ups and downs. But sometimes, the hardest place to be is in between.
Maybe you're waiting for the doctor to call with test results or for God to open a new opportunity. When change doesn't happen as quickly as we think it should, we start to wonder if the universe is conspiring against us.
When David wrote Psalm 62, he was under attack from his enemies. And as tempting as it might have been to take matters into his own hands, David chose to wait on God.
"For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken" (Psalm 62:1-2, NLT).
The safest place to be when we feel like we're under siege is waiting with the Lord. He has all power and all control. And when we choose to wait with God, rather than going at it alone, we experience His power and presence like never before.
Few seasons of life draw our hearts closer to God than when we're waiting. Our ears are more alert to God's voice when we're desperate to hear from Him. Our eyes are quicker to recognize His power and provision when we've been looking for Him to move.
When we pour out our hearts to God and wait for Him to make the way, we see Him do what only He can do, and we learn to trust Him more.
We can put our trust in lots of places — in money, in our own wit or our own abilities. But nowhere is it safer than with the God who made everything, knows everything, and can restore anything.
- How do you react when things don’t go your way?
- What is one thing you are waiting on God for right now?
- What is one step you can take to build your faith in this season of waiting?