Psalm 27:14 NIV says, “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
I honestly had no clue what to title this blog, so I stuck with the verse that I am desperately clinging to right now. Nothing is wrong in my life per say, but God is opening doors and changes are happening, and my human heart wants so bad to take control.
That being said, I’m so glad I’m reading in Psalms right now. I truly feel God led me to this book at just the right time, to give me reassurance and teach me the value of patience.
Psalm 78:32 says, “in spite of all this, they kept on sinning; in spite of all his wonders, they did not believe.” Though the Israelites had actually witnessed some of God’s greatest miracles, and time after time he delivered them from their enemies, provided nourishment, and answered their prayers, they still doubted God, grumbled and complained. I thought to myself, “how in the world could you doubt the Lord, or turn your back on him, after being able to witness firsthand all of these extraordinary miracles?” Of course I also thought, “I would have never doubted God again if I saw miracles happen in front of my face!”
At a first glance it’s easy to ask those questions. However, God’s miracles are still happening every day, though it isn’t as obvious as, say, parting the Red Sea. Yet even when we know that God is in control, and have even seen him working in our lives, we still doubt him and question his abilities when hard times come about.
I could write out a list a mile long of all the times God has answered my prayers, or has intervened in some way. Sometimes it was super obvious, other times it wasn’t until later on that I realized God’s intentions. But, just as the Israelites did, there were (and still are) times I doubted the Lord, even though I knew good and well that there isn’t anything out of His hand.
So I’m waiting on the Lord. Today and forever, doubt and fear will submit to God.
Be strong and take heart!