5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
6 I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning. Psalm 130:5-6
We are an impatient people.
We go for the shortest line in a store.
We weave in traffic to get two cars ahead in a traffic jam.
We check our watches when we’re in a doctor’s office. . . in a waiting room.
The phrase “hurry up and wait” brings a smile to those who have worked with the government or the military.
They even have microwave instructions on the outside of toasted pastry packages. (Think about that one.)
And waiting for the Lord? That’s an even tougher job because we aren’t really “doing” anything, except that we are. We’re doing more than we know. Unfortunately a thousand things crowd our minds: things to do next, places to go, people to meet.
Whether it’s reading Scripture and pondering passages, or whether it’s sitting in silence to quiet your heart, we all need to wait on the Lord.
“How long?” you ask.
Just wait. You’ll know.