May You Find Joy In Waiting On The Lord
Don’t put me on hold! Whether it’s the Doctor’s office, insurance companies or other businesses, most of the time I spend waiting. I try to busy myself getting things done while on hold, but still, it annoys.
This morning the Lord directed me to Lamentations 3:24 “The Lord is my portion; therefore, I will wait for Him.” My friend discussed with me a conversation in prayer she and God had about waiting. She received a different thought I had never considered.
When you go out to eat the waiter brings you a menu. You pick from that menu what you want to eat, and the waiter brings your food. You then pay the waiter, and you’re on your way.
As a Christian who is the waiter? Is God your waiter? In the text above it appears we are waiting for God to do something. What if you switch it around and God is waiting for your availability to take His request? When following His instructions you receive a reward. “The Lord is my portion; because of your relationship and trust, you will wait for His instructions, guidance, and plan.” Waiting then becomes an active verb apposed to a passive one, and you have entered into God’s plan rather than God into yours
We keep trying to make God our waiter, butler, valet’ and a vending machine. Elevating His position to a best friend, father, advocate, and protector makes Him Almighty God … Just saying.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the LORD our God, Until He is gracious to us.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.