WAITING. Do we still know how to wait on the Lord in this fast-running life as everything in the society tends to urge us to run, to do, to push things, to initiate things… My brother, my sister, this Psalm recalls us that when we truly place our hope in God, knowing that He is in control, we will also learn to wait patiently for the Lord to rescue us. Is it easy to wait? Certainly not: a parent seeing their child suffering may want to do something rather than wait! Someone fed up with unwanted situations may want to do something than wait.
My friend, in this Psalm, David is teaching us a great lesson about faith… you cannot have faith in the Lord if you don’t know how to wait on Him. It is true that prayer can release our tensions in times of emotional or physical stress. However, trusting in God to be our rock, salvation and fortress (verse 2) will change our entire outlook on life and painful or difficult circumstances. My friend, true relief does not come when the problem is solved because more problems are on the way. Unfortunately, many people do not understand this reality. True relief comes from en enduring hope in the Lord’s ultimate salvation because that’s only the time when all trials will be resolved. So, learn to wait patiently for the Lord to act, asking Him to teach you to endure the present trials and to sustain you through His Spirit. His strength and His presence is all you need right now, much more than the money you think can solve your problems problems, the healing you thing will give you more peace or the love you are seeking while thinking it will give you more security… Develop a strong and sincere relationship with God and see everything that bothers you disappear or no longer have an adverse effect on you as your eyes are set on Him. Like David, confess that: “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken”. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.