Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:14
Everyone is familiar with the “count to ten” rule. When tempted to speak impulsively or rashly, walk away while counting to ten—ten seconds or possibly ten minutes. Waiting before speaking can often calm one’s emotions. Likewise, when tempted to make an impulsive purchase: Wait ten days, then decide if the purchase is something you really need. Often you will decide the item is a “want” rather than a “need,” and the money you save will be most welcome.
Waiting in a hurry-up world is not easy. That’s especially true when it comes to waiting on the Lord. God’s timetable doesn’t change; He acts according to His purpose and will. We may be in a hurry, but God is not. (There are no instances of Jesus running in the four Gospels!) When we are tempted to launch out or lash out, waiting on God for His wisdom and perspective often provides the calming guidance we need.
Are you in a hurry today? Remember—God is not. Walking with Him, at His pace, will get us where we need to be at the right time.
Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work. Peter Marshall
Psalm 27:14 KJV – Faith, Trust, Believe