Megan Evans, Women’s Ministry Director, LHBC

Psalm 62:1, 5 -6 (NLT)
1I wait quietly before God,
    for my victory comes from him.
 5 Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
   for my hope is in him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress where I will not be shaken.

I don’t like to wait, do you?  And our world apparently doesn’t either.  Buy-it-now, same day shipping, groceries delivered in an hour, the list goes on.  We want it now…Instant things make us feel like we are getting things done and accomplishing the stuff of life.  So as we seek the Lord, we can accidentally seek after the “now” nature of our world too.  

Our busy world today is full of noise and distraction; it is anything but quiet. So when I read the phrase “wait quietly,” it gives me pause.  How do we wait quietly before God in today’s world?  Psalm 62 gives us a clue:

Waiting before the Lord: 

  •     Is whole hearted
  •     Keeps eye on the true source of victory 
  •     Places hope in God, not in the world
  •     Walks daily on firm foundation of God
  •     Maintains confident identity in the Lord
  •     Trusts God for protection

Waiting doesn’t have the appearance of doing much, but waiting before the Lord builds unshakable faith that rests in His timing and listens for His voice.  This waiting is a place of rest and assurance in God’s care and protection. It is trusting and entrusting.  

By His care and protection we experience God’s victory in His timing and in His power.   While the waiting might feel to us like life is on pause, waiting quietly before the Lord is one more way that God allows us to experience His presence.  Waiting before Him is worship and communion with Jesus our Lord as we sit at His feet and listen.  It is humility as we listen to the Holy Spirit for answers and our next step.  It is peace as we rest in this care.  Worship, communion, wisdom, guidance, peace…these are all BLESSINGS from God. 

How do we wait before God? One day at a time it is resting in unshakable faith and surrender.  It is not about checking out, but about checking in! It is daily worship, trust, and obedience, for my victory comes from Him.   

Father God, we wait today for answers, for solutions, and for suffering to end.  We wait for hopes and dreams, and for blessing to begin. As my human heart sees need, point me to a greater heart of worship.  Let my waiting become a place before you where I sit and enjoy your presence. Lord,  I trust you today and rest in your care.  In Jesus Name, Amen.  

Psalm 4:8- In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
    for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.