April 05, 2010

“Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him…“ – Psalm 37:7

I don’t like to wait in long lines at restaurants, to be stuck in traffic during rush hour, or to be put on hold by a computer. Waiting seems to be a waste of time. This is why waiting on God is so difficult for many believers. That’s also why many people quote the verse that is not in the Bible, “God helps those who help themselves.” That’s American ideology, but it’s not biblical. The statement speaks to the lack of faith by saying that God needs us to take charge to get things done.

But one thing’s for sure: What we need to do is to trust God and be willing to do His will, in His timing, not our own. For the right action at the right time equals the right result.

Waiting on God is tough, but God’s timing is always best for us, and for others.