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January 19 – Waiting

“Wait for the LORD…” – Psalm 27:14                                                             

Scripture reading: Psalm 27

By nature we are an impatient people. Waiting for a doctor’s appointment, waiting in a check-out line, waiting for a phone call that may not be coming, even waiting at a stop light can be frustrating for some.

But God does put stop lights in our lives that we might learn to wait on Him. Abraham and Sarah had to wait many years before the realization of their promised son. The Old Testament church had to wait many centuries for the fulfillment of the Promised Son, our Redeemer. The New Testament church has waited for many centuries for the return of our Saviour King.

In the circumstances of life, when wondering what is coming next, we must learn to wait. We often find ourselves in the middle of the story and we don’t know what the next chapter holds. Some, reading this meditation, have experienced a broken heart and wonder how it might be healed. There are parents with prodigal children waiting for their child to return to the LORD. Maybe you feel at the end of your rope and think there is no more rope left.

We need to practice our faith no matter where the LORD puts us. As we wait, we ask the LORD to teach us (vs. 11), to protect us (vs. 12) and help us to live in faith knowing that He is our light and salvation.

Suggestions for prayer

Ask for the grace to patiently wait on the LORD.

Rev. Peter Vellenga is presently serving as itinerant preacher waiting upon Lord for continued assignment.

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