Wait a Moment . . . or More

Read Psalms 1:1 through 10:18


During World War II, many young men went off to war in both Europe and the Pacific, leaving behind family and loved ones to wait for their return. As days turned into months, and months turned into years, the waiting must have been a very difficult season of life for those who were left behind.


Waiting is hard, especially when life is difficult. Whether waiting for test results, a new job offer, a son or daughter to call, or waiting for a spouse, waiting is just plain hard. It is easy to empathize with the Psalmist.


My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long? (Psalm 6:3).


Even though waiting is hard, it also can be a time of growing closer to God because God is never in a hurry. Through seasons of waiting, God can teach patience and contentment with what one has. Then, like a husband and wife finally reunited after years apart, the waiting ends and the joy is even greater because of the wait.


Thought for Today:

“The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you” (2 Peter 3:9).

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