Faith In The Wait
“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.” — Psalm 62:5, NLT
A personality deficiency that many possess.
When the writer penned these words, “Patience is a virtue,” they experienced a divine revelation from heaven because only the Father knows the inner workings of man.
And yet, here, the Psalmist has put his trust in I AM.
David exclaims, “Let all that I am wait quietly before God….” All meaning, his soul — his will, intellect, and emotions. In other words, David is putting forth all of his living being.
I can remember one other time when David gave his all to God. In Psalm 103:1, he said, Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
God smiles upon those who give of themselves. Paul says it is our reasonable service — presenting our bodies as a living sacrifice to the Lord. (Romans 12:1) However, when it comes to waiting, it is hard to submit our all for some reason. Sometimes, it seems like waiting is the kryptonite of faith. It weakens us and brings us to our knees.
James tells us that the testing of our faith produces patience. (James 1:3) Imagine God using the one thing we’re the weakest in to create something virtuous.
Like David, we should quietly sit before the Lord. Quietly sitting is a sign of trust — it cancels out the doubt, worry, and anxiety. If we’re constantly moving and talking, we will not be able to hear the still, small voice.
David relinquishes his expectation for that of the Lord. Instead, he puts His hope entirely in God and doesn’t rely on his understanding but acknowledges God and trusts Him to direct his path.
What petitions are you resting with that you need to sit quietly before the Lord?
Are you willing to wait with your all?
Where does your hope lie?
Allow patience to have her perfect work in you. If you do so, you will find a peace that surpasses all understanding.
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