Waiting on God brings us closer to Him
Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close. Teach me how to live, O Lord. Lead me along the right path...Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. Psalm 27:10-14
Failing to wait on God could lead to dire consequence. It could also mean that you are placing yourself outside of His will. You could also be more susceptible to Satan’s attacks. Even if you think that you are doing what you perceived as God’s will and you did it not in His timing but on your persistence to go ahead and act, you will find yourself settling to what you think is good but not the best in God’s sight. Not only that you will miss out on His blessings, you might also run into more troubles. Insisting on acting on your own timetable rather than God’s will bring about unimagined results and problems. Decisions done our way can bring confusion to us and to others involved in our lives. This may cause needless pain that we could have avoided if only we learned how to wait on God. The Psalmist from the text declared his bold confidence to God. For him, God is the source of light that will lead him to the right direction. He longed to remain aware of God’s presence for in it he finds solace and strength. The enemy’s goal is to derail us so we will not take the path God had set for us. When God is leading and we are functioning seeking His timetable we find ourselves secured in His love. We will be in a better position learning how to trust and wait on Him. One area that this could become visible is by how we use the material blessings He provides. Following His direction will prevent us spending these blessings satisfying self-indulgences to the neglect of biblical principles in stewardship. The things you acquired in the process might result in piling up debt that goes beyond your ability to pay. Managing God’s material resources should be based on the acknowledgment that you are called to be a faithful steward. “Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2). When you believe that God is teaching you lessons that you can only learn during times of waiting, you grow having courage to trust Him that He has better solution to your present predicament. Have you grown in your relationship with God in such a way that what matters to you is to be at the center of His will? The Psalmist declared that others might abandon him, including those who are close to him, but he believes that God will not. “Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close” (v. 10).
Noel De Guzman