Keep Calm and Read a Psalm 27:14:
“Wait on the LORD:
Be of good courage,
And he shall strengthen thine heart:
Wait, I say, on the LORD.”
I don’t know about you but waiting is a very hard thing for me to do because I don’t like the uncertainty that waiting brings. I struggle with patience, and having to wait means that you are not in control. That is why I chose Psalm 27:14 as my life verse because it is such a constant reminder to wait on the Lord. Waiting on the Lord means that I have to trust that God is in control, that I do not know what is going to happen, and that I have to be patient.
But something else that I’ve learned from having Psalm 27:14 as my life verse is that waiting does not mean sitting back and doing nothing. As I have gotten older, there have been multiple situations where I have had to wait for God to give an answer or direct my path, and there are still a lot of situations that I am waiting for God to answer or direct in. But while I am waiting, I need to be preparing myself. When we were kids, waiting normally meant to sit still and wait. But waiting on God is totally different. Life is not put on hold just because we are waiting for God.
While we are waiting, we need to be drawing closer to God, bettering our spiritual walk, and being proactive in the service of God to the best of our ability. Often God has us wait to prepare us for what He is going to do. If we see that God is not giving us direction or leading us in the way He wants us to go, maybe we should examine ourselves.
Are we doing everything we can to prepare ourselves for what God is going to do? Are we to the point that if God says “no” we would be okay with that? Are we to the point that we would be willing to do whatever He tells us to do no matter the cost? God doesn’t move on our timetable. While we are waiting, we need to prepare ourselves, and God will give us instructions when He thinks we are ready.
-Rachael W., GA