What has been the greatest learning GOD taught you in this season? As everybody is waiting for the pandemic to end, majority of the people are asking, “when LORD? When will be the end of this suffering?”
We all dislike waiting. Most of the time, waiting is just inconvenient. We wait for answers to our prayers, return phone calls, vacations, and doctor’s appointments. We wait in grocery store lines or for breakthroughs to arrive.
At times, waiting involves real struggle. We wait for relief from unimaginable pain of financial stress or strained relationships. As we continue to wait, I pray that we will be learning from the inspiration of the writer of Psalm 40 about the process experienced while waiting— learning the beauty of waiting on the deliverance from the LORD.
“I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the Lord.”
– Psalm 40:1–3 ESV
Psalm 40 gives us important counsel, to not just sit and wait quietly, but to go further and verbalize our praises to God as we wait. It models the genuine expression and response to God’s worthiness and works.
How can we be expected to declare the praises of the Lord when the future is filled with a thousand questions?
We can proclaim God’s goodness because our joy and gladness come from our Lord more than from specific answers to our prayers. It is because we love his salvation and experience his goodness again and again as a result of it. He is always writing new chapters, new stories and giving us fresh reasons to declare His steadfast love and faithfulness. As we wait through trials in a God-honoring way, rejoicing and praising through the pain and heartache, those around us learn more about the God who is righteous, merciful, and good. This is the beauty of waiting upon the LORD and proclaiming His great works in the midst of any difficulty. People are being led to Jesus because of your response to any pandemic.
Let us learn the beauty of waiting upon the LORD. Joyful Sunday to all.
Ptra. Mhel Perez