Psalm 27:13-14 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!
During this frigid weather in the United States, millions have been dealing with electricity blackouts! Throughout Texas, there are several million people still without electricity! For the first time, teens in Texas are learning to live without any electricity, and (can you even imagine) – without a cell phone! For the first time in their lives, they enjoyed the privilege of experiencing what life was like decades ago. Forced to slow down, unable to text or “Facebook”, everyone who lost power entered a “moment” of technological communication silence, and they waited anxiously for the powers that be to restore their normal life patterns. How many actually enjoyed this, or found some kind of relief from the tyranny of communication technology, I wonder? How many actually took any time out to “wait on the Lord”? I have to wonder if the Almighty had much more company than He was used to during this time. I kind of hope so…
The above passage speaks of “losing heart” except for the expectation of faith in the goodness of YHVH. How long could you go without electrical power before you might begin to “lose heart”? At what point would “waiting on the Lord” become your only source of hope or encouragement? How much, really, do we depend on earthly power? And how much on the power of God? Webster’s definition of “wait”, is “to stay or rest in”. It’s a quiet place of abiding. And this kind of waiting is expectant, because in it you are awakening your conscious relationship with the God of Creation, and you have every reason to expect His comfort, love, and restorative power to flow from your communion with Him.
But for many of us, it’s hard to enter silence, isn’t it? So when the power goes off, we fidget until it’s restored.
Is your heart weak and your earthly strength just about dried up? The word says, “Be of good courage, and wait on the Lord”; there is power and courage to be received simply by waiting on Him. Having experienced it countless times I can tell you confidently, He will renew your strength, encourage and prepare you for whatever comes next. So I say, again, “Wait on the Lord!”
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Thank you, what a timely message! You are right. I was thinking about about comfort zones just minutes before I read this. There are, comfortable, and sometimes keep us form where we ought to be in Christ and our relationship. It is good to force our selves out of them and draw close to God. Thank you for the reminder today. God bless you and Worthy!
Thanks for the reminder George. God bless!
! For the first time in their lives they enjoyed the privilege of experiencing what life was like decades ago..
Funny! I do not think some would agree with it being a privilege….
The good old days on the farm, no central heating, no elect, no inside toilet, did have a crank phone…Yea, a privilege not seen by many…
In bible study we are in exodus and numbers. The exodus generation…how many times did the Lord tell the chosen to be trust in God and that He will lead them in everything?
WOmens study we are in Precept By Precept workbook on Joshua. What a wonderful study to compliment one another. How many times does God repeat Himself to us thru His Word? Its constant, in many different ways so anyone can understand what He has said to us.
I am like the exodus generation! I gotta stop grumbling and quit leaning on my feelings….oh whoa oh feelings….cuz feelings are fickle but God is trustworthy ALL THE TIME, amen!