Why wait?

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 69 (day six)
“I am worn out calling for help.  My throat is parched.  My eyes fail, looking  for God.”  (vs 3)  David is in trouble.  Surrounded by enemies.  Falsely accused.  What does he do?  He prays and waits.  Why?  It isn’t because prayer brings him quick relief.  David reports crying out until his throat hurts.  What keeps him on his knees?  The book of Jeremiah speaks of people who “walked after emptiness and became empty”  (Jeremiah 2:5)  The disciples put the same truth in different words.  “Lord, where could we go?  You alone have words of eternal life.”  The reason that Christians wait on the Lord is that we have no other choice!  If God is patient we must learn the same virture.  To leave Him because waiting is hard is foolish.  God is good, but He is also slow (from our near-sighted perspective).  Faith means we pray, even when we have to wait for Him to answer.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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