Psalm 37:7 (ESV) “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!”
So often today, with our ‘I must have it now’ society, waiting seems just too difficult for us. Patience seems to be a thing of the past and I am sorry to say that it is getting worse, especially with our children. I wonder if it maybe that we are too busy with just doing things that we never have the time for waiting. Or is it that we just don’t have patience or rust? Or have we become so selfish that there is no longer any willingness to sacrifice for others? People don’t seem to give, or give of themselves for anyone. One thing I liked to do was fish with my dad. Sometimes the waiting for a bite was a good thing. As he and I waited, we got to talk and share. I learned so much just by being content and patiently waiting for a fish to bite. Yeah it would have been great to catch fish all the time but I would have lost out on many of life lessons and things that my dad and I shared. Today’s verse is about the wait. Waiting patiently. We need to realize that just maybe God is allowing a long wait to teach us something.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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