My wife was so mad to see this on our door this week. I felt her frustration.( I regularly chase the UPS truck around Berrien when I am expecting a package) So my wife fussed, and paced, and lamented the fact she had to wait ONE more day for the package to be re-delivered. We are both woefully impatient when it comes to waiting.
Psalm 130:5-6: “I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord More than the watchmen for the morning; Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning,”
The psalmist compares waiting for God with the watchmen on a city who waited through the thick darkness of the night, waiting, expectantly for dawn to come and their watch to be over. Waiting of course involves time, and the passing of it. It can be frustrating, confusing, and irritating. The key to peace in our times of waiting is found in the psalm.
The watchmen wait for the sun to rise each morning, they trust its consistency and power, but the psalmist says he waits even more for the Lord because he knows HE is more reliable than the sun. The psalmist knowledge and trust in God, allowed him to have a confident expectation of God’s arrival in his life. Finally then, waiting on God is akin to waiting for the sun to rise, when the light will consume the darkness. When its warmth will melt the coldness of the night. Whatever you are waiting on God for, know that he will come through.