Trust in the Lord
Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun. Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Psalms 37:3-7
There are times that we have to wait on the Lord after we have offered to Him our burdens in prayer. Waiting is not easy. Yet, this is what the Psalmist was advocating from the text. There are certain areas in our live that get develop when we learn how to wait. God seemed at times delay His answer to our prayers for He knew that it will help us grow in our trust in Him. It is by faith that helps us trust God when we find ourselves grasping for answers to our problems. This is why the Psalmist is calling us to continue to “delight in the Lord.” Delight in the Lord is manifested as we grow in faith because we constantly meditate on His Word. Then as we apply principles found in Scripture to life's trials, we wait on Him. Waiting on God develops humility. You come to realize that it is only by trusting in Him that things could be accomplished. Without His working in your life, life will not be significant. “I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5). Once we grow waiting on God for His answers to our prayers, it produces patience. Patience is regarded as a calm demeanor prompted by having an inner peace. This quality comes from an understanding believing that God is who He says He is and that He will fulfill His promises. “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7). The Holy Spirit will help you during times of waiting when you yield to trust that God’s answer is what you need. He will help you to have wisdom so you can be firm in your resolve to wait. The result of waiting on God and His will leads to godliness. Be still and listen to what He has to say. No matter how much knowledge you have to develop a plan that you think will be adequate to provide solution for your struggles, they will be nothing compared to what God could do through you when you learn to wait. Trust His ways for they are meant always for your good.
Noel De Guzman