As for me, since I am poor and needy, let the Lord keep me in his thoughts. You are my helper and my savior. O my God, do not delay. Psalm 40:17
When we had done all we could and still couldn’t make it happen, we have a choice – either to become bitterly broken (impatience), or become sweetly broken to wait upon the Lord to help us.
The decision to wait upon the Lord comes only when we realize our inability and that our help could come only from God. This decision is the fruit called ‘patience’. Such patience is not our quality or character developed, but it is a fruit of the Spirit we are able to bear due to our brokenness and total surrender to God to help us.
The moment we start to bear this fruit we look beautiful for God and to other fellow believers irrespective of our poor situation. During such season it is important that we resist the self-pity and worship the Lord instead.
Waiting patiently for the Lord is a powerful worship in itself which pleases the Lord and wins His favor for years to come in our lives. Often times because we hate patience we feel unloved, unwanted, purposeless and lack motivation. Sadly this is our fleshly nature, psalmist David went thru these up’s and down’s between his emotion-faith and patient-faith.
Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD to help me…
Psalm 40:13 …Come quickly, LORD, and help me.
Psalms 40:17 …O my God, do not delay.
Remember next time when you have to wait on the Lord – you look beautiful with the fruit ‘patience’ as much as how you would look with the fruit ‘joy’!
Let your emotion-faith shall fade away while your patient-faith brightens up the hope He has for you!
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23