Waiting on God when in the dark

Written by, Pastor Nomer Velasco

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry our their wicked schemes.” Psalm 37:7

Life has felt very hard lately.

It’s been hard to wait for the Lord to bring relief. Rest. Peace. Joy.

 

And I know I’m not alone. All of us have something we’re waiting for the Lord to do.

 

We know God is faithful. We know that he’s good and he loves us. But it’s so excruciatingly hard to wait for the Lord to act. To move. To deliver. To rescue.

Thankfully, Scripture itself is a story of waiting. Abraham waited for a son, Joseph waited for deliverance, David waited to be made king, Israel waited for a Messiah, and we all wait for the return of our Lord Jesus, the serpent crusher.

 

God’s Word has much to say about how we wait. Biblical waiting isn’t passive, like waiting for a train to arrive. It’s an active, aggressive sort of waiting.

 

So how do we wait for the Lord in a way that honours Him, fills us with hope, and gives us strength to carry on even when we feel like we’re in the dark? Psalm 37:7 tells us “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him…”

 

That means not to fret and to stop struggling and doing things on our own strength and to wait for Him patiently to do the things that only He can do.

 

Dear God, thank you for being with me even when the storm is raging. Please teach me to wait on You even in the darkest, scariest of times. Thank You that You are faithful, God in spite of my fear. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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