Why this theme keeps surfacing seems clear. It is on the forefront of your desire for me; for us to learn. I cherish the truth of these verses…
Lamentations 3:22–24 (ESV): 22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”
The reliability and consistency of your mercies DAILY in our lives to sustain, protect, guide, heal, and strengthen our steps is beyond amazing! I return to this truth over and over again in my life to fortify me for the challenges of living in a sin cursed world.
However, I either failed to read beyond or failed to grasp the enormity of the following verses.
Lamentations 3:25–27 (ESV):
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.
26 It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.
27 It is good for a man that he bear
the yoke in his youth.
The Lord is GOOD to those who WAIT for him…
It’s GOOD that one should WAIT quietly….
The theme of waiting keeps surfacing. Considered even this week while looking in Genesis at Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, and Rebekah. They waited 20+ years for the fulfillment of their hearts desire; for the fulfillment the promise you made to them.
In the waiting, we are challenged with the question of trust. Will we trust you to keep your word? Will we trust you to be for us all that you have promised to be? Will we trust your timing and will no matter how many years it takes?
Now again here….It is GOOD to wait. It is GOOD to wait QUIETY. IE patiently, with joy.
Father, we may not always understand. But may we ALWAYS trust and wait with Joy recognizing that it is GOOD for us; that is works a weight of eternal glory and good that we can only seem dimly now, but one day will see in full brightness and we will marvel at just how good it was.
We love you. We trust you. We wait with joy.