I’LL WAIT…AS LONG AS HE SAYS!

Psalms of Honesty and Truth

I don’t know of any human on this earth, at least in my world, who likes to wait. Waiting is always too long in our thinking. Waiting irritates us. Waiting forces us to stop our walk. Waiting is a waste of our precious time…we think. Maybe our thinking needs to go a different direction. Maybe our focus in waiting needs to change. Maybe, just maybe God is doing something incredible in us…while we sit and think as the world thinks of waiting as wasting time.

David’s psalm about waiting strikes my heart, challenges my thought life and causes me to stop, reflect and wait. “God, the one and only–I’ll wait as long as he says.” (Psalm 62:1 The Message)

Does David stop his life’s work in the wait? No, but his thought life waits for God to lead him, guide through the battles, and trusts Him to put David on firm footing. God does this physically, financially, emotionally, intellectually (wisdom) and most of all…spiritually. God, the One and Only is just that…God Almighty, the Creator of the all…and we are not. So, in the wait, rejoice that God is still moving, working to fulfill His plan and purposes that He prepared for us before we were born!

Psalm 62, The Message

A David Psalm

1-2 God, the one and only—
I’ll wait as long as he says.
Everything I need comes from him,
so why not?
He’s solid rock under my feet,
breathing room for my soul,
An impregnable castle:
I’m set for life.

3-4 How long will you gang up on me?
How long will you run with the bullies?
There’s nothing to you, any of you—
rotten floorboards, worm-eaten rafters,
Anthills plotting to bring down mountains,
far gone in make-believe.
You talk a good line,
but every “blessing” breathes a curse.

5-6 God, the one and only—
I’ll wait as long as he says.
Everything I hope for comes from him,
so why not?
He’s solid rock under my feet,
breathing room for my soul,
An impregnable castle:
I’m set for life.

7-8 My help and glory are in God
—granite-strength and safe-harbor-God—
So trust him absolutely, people;
lay your lives on the line for him.
God is a safe place to be.

9 Man as such is smoke,
woman as such, a mirage.
Put them together, they’re nothing;
two times nothing is nothing.

10 And a windfall, if it comes—
don’t make too much of it.

11 God said this once and for all;
how many times
Have I heard it repeated?
“Strength comes
Straight from God.”

12 Love to you, Lord God!
You pay a fair wage for a good day’s work!

psalm-62-8

WAIT!
Who are we, what do we do, and how do we think as we wait?

–Trust in the One who knows us best.
–Rejoice that He cares for us and is taking time to set us right, correct your course, clean up a mess and lead you on in His best ways and in HIs time.
–Praise our God for all He has done for us, is doing now, and will do in our future, maturing and transforming us.
–Allow God to place us on firm footing. Stay there and wait.
–Restore the joy of our salvation by remembering how He has helped us in the past.
–Keep working on what He has given You to do until He says stop.
–Stay armed with His Word so we are ready to move when He gives the nod.
–Trust in His plan, even when we are not sure of the details.
–Deflect what others say about us by asking God to help us love them more while forgetting the sting of their abuse to our character. God knows us. That’s all we need to know.
–Waiting is a good time to stop, reflect and evaluate.
–Waiting can bring peace which leads to more praise!
–Waiting stops the busyness so we can get back to the business that God planned all along.
–Waiting takes the attention from us and causes us in the wait to look around at others who are stuck in life not knowing what to do in their “wait”. God might be saying, “hold up”, using the wait to lead us to take time for others. Mm.
–Waiting is not a waste then, but a valuable time of BEING with the One who loves and cares for us most! Forever.

“I’ll wait as long as He says.”

Dear Heavenly Father, Forgive our impatience with waiting. Help us to see the reward in responding to You, blessings You, remembering and praising You, while being more grateful in the waits of life. You are the rock I stand on. You are the One and Only I trust. In the wait our relationship becomes more intimate. Be our strength today, for we know that comes from You as well. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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