Wait

Wait on the LORD;

Be of good courage,

And He shall strengthen your heart;

Wait, I say, on the LORD!

(Psalm 27.14, NKJV)

The exhortation and encouragement to be of good courage because the Lord will strengthen your heart is something that everyone needs to hear from time to time, isn’t it?

Now, maybe you’re not being threatened with death as David was as he penned this psalm, but as David’s mood changed here suddenly (vv.1-6 to v.7) when he felt that the Lord was slow to deliver the protection he wanted and needed, so this last twelve months our moods have been liable to change suddenly too when we feel we don’t have what we need or want. 

David asked God to teach him how he ought to be living and thinking through this crisis of confidence (vv.11-12) and is painfully honest that he would have lost heart unless [he] had believed that [he] would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living

How about you, do you believe you will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living despite how the world looks right now?

Does waiting for the Lord to reveal how He will act and how He will strengthen your heart fill you with good courage?

Are you sure – beyond all doubt – that He is working everything that is happening in your life right now for His glory and for your ultimate good?

Wait on the LORD;

Be of good courage,

And He shall strengthen your heart;

Wait, I say, on the LORD!

(Psalm 27.14, NKJV)

Waiting is not something we do well, is it?

We live in an instant age of instant gratification and instant information, but waiting is ok. If life in 2020 and 2021 is getting you down, practice waiting on the Lord with the kind of attitude that David is talking about here.

I love how this song talks about the attitude and belief that David has in Psalm 27, and the belief that we are called to have today. Enjoy. 

Published by James Travis

Pastor of Saar Fellowship in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Married to Robyn and Dad to our two boys.

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