Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
Who likes to wait? I know I don’t, and this world we are living in today does not advocate waiting at all. Everything is instant and at our fingertips. However, waiting for the LORD is imperative in our Christian walk. The writer of Psalms here declares it and gives something like a directive.
This verse says so much, (I did a strong’s concordance on certain words and phrases)
First, wait on the LORD (to wait, look for, hope, expect)
Then, be of good courage (to strengthen, prevail, harden, be strong, become strong, be courageous, be firm, grow firm, be resolute, be sore) and he shall strengthen thine heart (inner man, mind, will, heart, understanding)
Lastly, wait, I say, on the LORD!
Waiting on the Lord means trusting Him. Knowing that His ways are better than anything we could think or imagine. Have you had a plan for your life and everything is going along just swimmingly and then all of a sudden there is a hard detour on the road?
I am a runner. Now what does that mean? Anyone that knows me, knows that does not mean that I like to run for fun. Oh no, if I am truly running, you should run as well because something is coming to harm you. When I say I am a runner I mean, when things get hard or uncomfortable my tendency is to run from the situation.
Because I know this about myself, I will stop and ask the Lord in prayer to guide me. I know to stop and get quiet with Him. Many times, this is where he is working on the situation and on me. Notice in the verse, in between the two statements of wait on the Lord. This is what we are to do as we are in the middle of the waiting. We are to be strong and firm in the Lord and in our faith, and then a promise, he will strengthen our inner man, our minds, our hearts and allow us to understand what he is doing in the midst of the wait.
Do you want to run from your current situation? Are you uncomfortable? Have you stopped to ask the Lord if you are to wait on him?
God brought this song to mind as I was writing this piece. Enjoy!
About the author:
Laura Dahl is a lover of Jesus, wife, mother, daughter, once was a sister, and passionately pursuing her purpose in her career. She is a commissioned generational curse breaker and loves to help people, hoping it will point them back to Jesus along the way. She is far from perfect but tries to put her best foot forward on this journey we call life. Embrace the mess and #LoveAlways <3