"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord."
Psalms 27:14 KJV
Do you ever feel like you're behind or out of sync with the Lord? Like maybe you've missed something? It can feel anxious, frustrating. Or you keep having a concern that you're not doing something to bring you closer to Jesus?
I know I have. In fact, I will say that record has played off and on for many years. And there are times that I start to believe it, especially when I am tired, working hard, distracted, and especially that one - distracted
David is saying here in Psalms that it's in the rest. We find Him in the rest. And oh, how hard that can be when the anxious fretting begins or when we're busy being busy.
We're reminded here twice, "Wait on the Lord," and there's a reason. It takes courage to wait, faith but definitely trust. Courage to trust and wait that the Lord will meet us even when we are frustrated with ourselves, disappointed with our own actions.
Some of the conversations that I have with the Lord look like this: "Lord, I just want to hear you and see you, and flow with you. Why can't I be still? Why are my thoughts going so fast?" And my mind goes to all the things going on with business, gardening, work that needs to be done, and again, I feel frustrated. Then suddenly, I hear Him. I came to a place to wait and be still and He met me there, even when I was bombarded with thoughts.
He reminds me that He is in me, and I am in Him, and anything else is just an illusion or a lie. He is always with me. He loves to spend time with me, and is not frustrated with me, as I get frustrated with myself at times.
When we wait on the Lord we are strengthened, our thinking clears and we fill our joy spring up. It's not even on our own effort either. As we wait - He works. He does the restoring and strengthening. It's so worth it. Just wait.
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
Isaiah 47:31 KJV
MISTY L. CHLADEK
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