HURRY UP AND WAIT
Paramount among my many shortcomings is my lack of a patience gene. Wait is not in my vocabulary. I had to look up how to spell it. I read about how passengers at the Houston airport were complaining about wait times to get bags. So the airport hired more handlers and cut the wait time down quite a bit. But the complaints continued. So the airport executives tried another step. Instead of unloading faster, they moved baggage claim so it was a 7 minute walk from the arrival gates. The complaints stopped.
Waiting can be difficult and painful especially if we do not know how long we will wait for an answer to our prayers. I believe in our current situations, we all are experiencing a waiting of some sort. In Psalm 5, David would cry out to the Lord and lay his requests before Him and then wait expectantly. We have mentioned a main problem of David was his enemies. Men were making false accusations against him. The situation became so distressing to David he began to lament…or “groan” or “sigh”. Have you heard any groaning or sighing lately? I would guess you probably have.
In the midst of all his suffering, David held on to hope.
He knew God and trusted Him.
They had a covenant commitment.
David asked God to be true to the character of God he knew.
All David could do was request. God is the one to act.
“WAITING IN PRAYER IS A DISCIPLINE OF REFUSAL TO ACT BEFORE GOD ACTS”
We have all felt some sort of desperation at times.
We need to be like David, be honest with God about our plight.
We can pray according to the attributes and character of God.
We can…hold on….WAIT...for God to act…He will move on our request!
MY HOPE IS GROUNDED IN THE CHARACTER OF GOD.
THAT IS THE ONLY FOUNDATION TO BE SET IN.
“Your attitude determines more than just your mood; it models the kind of person you will be.”