I’m Patient But Please Hurry Up

13 I am like the deaf, who cannot hear,
    like the mute, who cannot speak;
14 I have become like one who does not hear,
    whose mouth can offer no reply.
15 Lord, I wait for you;
    you will answer, Lord my God.
16 For I said, “Do not let them gloat
    or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip.” Psalm 38:13-16

It’s a bit of irony that David tells the Lord over and over again that God will indeed provide and deliver. While this may be what is written, I still see a subtheme of “I’m waiting for you but could you hurry up the answer a bit!” Of course he never said it, but he didn’t have to. It’s what we often think and occasionally blurt out. In fact we often tell God how we think He should answer our prayers. Obviously God knows far better than we do how to answer prayers; He’s been doing it since the beginning of time!

Lest we miss a great point, the important thing to remember, though, is to pray. How it comes out and how it sounds to others should not be of great concern to us. That we do in fact pray is much more significant.

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