Waiting on the Lord
Today one of the passages I read was Psalm 25. The title of this Psalm is Prayer for Protection, Guidance and Pardon. I couldn’t think but how this is appropriate for us today.
“To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in You I trust,
Do not let me be ashamed;
Do not let my enemies exult over me.
Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed;
Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.
Make me know Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
For You I wait all the day (Psalm 25:1-5)
When I got to the end of verse 5, I asked myself, “Do I really know what waiting on the Lord is?”
In America we are an impatient nation. We want what we want and we want it now. The psalmist just asked the Lord to not let his enemies exult over him, to “teach me Your paths” and to “lead me in your truth”. Then he says he will wait for Him all the day. Are we to have patience when learning to live a Godly life? We want to live a Godly life, but we need to surrender to Him, yet we must wait on Him for only He has the power to sustain us and teach us His ways.
Do I have this right?