September 12, 2020
Nowadays, a lot of people are in the “waiting” season. Waiting for their businesses to re-open, waiting for their opportunity to travel or go home, waiting for their work to resume so they can provide for their daily needs, waiting for someone to reconcile with them, waiting for a godly partner to share their lives with, waiting for the vaccine for COVID-19, waiting for everything to go back to normal, and the list goes on and on. Many people ask God, “Lord, until when?”
This is not an unfamiliar territory to God’s people – even to the prophets, apostles, and early christian believers. Even David, a man after God’s own heart, had to go through this waiting season. He was very vocal about his concerns and was honest about his frustrations when praying to God.
We should also do the same, regardless of what you’re waiting and praying for. We should open up our hearts to God and be honest with Him when we’re praying. It’s like talking to a therapist or a counselor – you get to vent and unload what’s in your heart and mind, but with more benefits, because we know that ultimately, God is sovereign and that everything works for the good of those who love Him.
It’s okay to feel sad, lonely, trapped, frustrated, or even angry – just be honest with God. He listens to us and by His grace, He will lead us into the light and give us wisdom and strength to overcome our trials and give us hope. As what Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 12:9:
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
What’s good about David’s Psalms is that it usually ends with him trusting and praising God, for he knows the the Lord will eventually answer his prayers – it’s just a matter of time – and God’s timing is always the perfect timing. Psalm 13 ended with these two verses (5-6):
But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
David trusted in the steadfast love of the Lord and hoped for His salvation. He remembered the good things that God has given him and how He blessed him. And because God is unchanging and His steadfast love endures forever, we can be assured that God will never leave us nor forsake us. Yes, there is a season of waiting, but there is also a season of breakthrough. It’s just a matter of time and the perfect time is the Lord’s time.
Have a blessed weekend!