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Wait for the Lord

7 May

As I was preparing a tribute page for my mother on our family website, http://familyoffaith.viviti.com (it’s a work in progress), I was reading through some of my mom’s favorite passages of scripture and came across Psalm 27:10-14

Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord cares for me. Because of my adversaries, show me Your way, Lord, and lead me on a level path. Do not give me over to the will of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing violence. I am certain that I will see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living.  Wait for the Lord;
be courageous and let your heart be strong. Wait for the Lord.

The part that rang out to me is, “Wait for the Lord; be courageous and let your heart be strong. Wait for the Lord.” As I thought about this scripture the wheels started turning. If this verse is telling us to wait as in to stand still and do nothing, then why would we need to be courageous and have a strong heart? Then I thought maybe this verse isn’t saying to wait as in to do nothing, but to wait as in to serve. Maybe what it is saying is that when all these things are going on around us, when we’re being attacked on every front, when we’ve fallen so far in a pit we don’t see a way out, to continue to serve him. To not face a problem then just sit there and do nothing while saying, “I’m waiting on God to fix this”, but to serve Him through it all. To serve Him no matter what life is throwing at us.

That’s my simple minded opinion. Thoughts?