Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Psalms 27:14 ESV
Waiting is hard. I’m dealing with some things at work that have really taken their toll on me. It shouldn’t be that way, but seems I always find myself here, awaiting strength
, courage and rescue.
This exhortation and promise is repeated lots of places in Scripture. Be strong, be courageous, and wait. It is hard to know how to do all three at once. In this formula you have two traits that only exhibit themselves
, seemingly, in action: strength and courage. Then there’s “wait”.
I’m not particularly good at waiting, though most of the time I don’t have a choice.
Lord, make me a good waiter.