“The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.”
Waiting is the strength of very few people.
Our humanity often prevents us from being patient.
We want what we want, and we want it now.
Microwaves, drive-thrus, and “instant” anything are blatant reminders of this fact.
“It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait…”
Notice the adjective used to describe how it is good for us to wait.
Quietly? It almost seems like too much to ask.
Our words tend to be many while we wait.
Somehow, we have been conditioned to believe that if we vocalize our opinion and disdain about how long something takes it will instantly speed up the process.
However, this is simply not how the Lord intends for His children to behave.
“Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.”
Patiently and quietly.
If only we would learn to live out these methods of waiting.
Doing so would demonstrate the grace of God to those around us.
Has He not been so gracious to patiently and quietly wait on us?
“And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.”
Others see how we handle waiting.
Our testimony is at stake when we refuse to patiently and quietly wait.
When we quietly wait with grace, we are promised to experience the goodness of the Lord.
It is good to both “hope and quietly wait” for Him, simply because He is Good.
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