8 He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
9 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.
10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
11 “To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit.”
12 When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,
13 they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
14 He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
15 “Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.” Psalm 105:8-15
The Israelites were indeed strangers in the Promised Land. They didn’t really have a home so they wandered around. God protected them and nobody was able to oppress them.
But they were still strangers in the land, much like we are here on earth. They sought a heavenly home, and so do we. They wandered, and so do we.
The Lord was keeping them hungry for heaven. The Lord continues to keep us yearning and pining for that heavenly home. Obviously there are days when tomorrow isn’t quick enough to go there because the troubles and woes of daily life are too much to bear.
Keep longing, keep yearning for that Heavenly Home. It’s well worth the wait and expectation.