I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (Psalm 27:13-14, ESV)
I don’t know about you, but when I think about waiting, the first thing that comes to my mind is not courage.
Boredom, frustration, inconvenience, yes. But not courage.
Waiting can take strength and courage.
Perhaps what you are waiting on is way more than a long line at Walmart.
Perhaps the news you are waiting for…or the person you are waiting for…or the call you are waiting for makes your fear-full, or weary, or alone.
Perhaps you have been waiting a long time…so long that no one else gets the ache in your heart.
God does and if you are waiting in him, you will see his goodness. Draw your strength and courage from that…from him.
PRAYER: God, waiting isn’t easy. I know your people waited a long time for the Messiah to come. I’ve been waiting, too. I want to see your goodness. I need strength and courage to keep waiting in you. Thank you. Amen.