As we meditate on the word of God…we are encouraged to “wait” on the Lord. We are being called to be still before the Lord with patience and assurance for he is God. Romans 12:12 (NIV) tells us “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
We are called to know, to remember…we serve an on time God. He doesn’t arrive too early nor does he come too late…he’s always right on time. It is here that we are called to know, to realize that our “hurry”, our lack of “patience” does not affect the effectiveness, the timing of God. As a believer in his word, we are to rest in the blessed assurance of his continued faithfulness. The assurance that speaks to our heart that he is always with us. The word of God promises that he will neither leave us nor forget about us.
Know that we must keep our minds continuously on Jesus, continuously developing wisdom, a sincere and kind heart, a desire for those things of him. We must always be willing to yield to the Holy Spirit; if not, we may leave ourselves open to fail, to fall short, to make mistakes. We become vulnerable to walk or speak in such a manner that we will afterwards chastise ourselves for we “should have known better.”
We are to be careful as we may be quick to judge the heart, the thoughts and actions of another. It is here that we find it easy to judge another, to point our finger…all because we are not willing to wait on the Lord…to complete his work in us nor the other person. We must not do this. It is God and God alone who knows the heart of man. The moment we speak to the welfare of another’s heart, is the moment we have compared one man against another…truly…God is the standard for all men. I tell you, wait on the Lord. Be of good courage in the waiting. Continue to be patient and kind. Speak life to depending on God. As we meditate on the word of God, our ways and thoughts will be reflective of such. Our hearts will continue to bear good fruit…we will present ourselves in a Christ-like manner. We will be walking and talking examples of bearing the cross, being an effective witness.
As we pray, as we meditate, we come to know that it is God who changes things. Psalms 27: 13 & 14…speaks to the heart…for it’s all about God…” I remain confident in this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord: be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”