I Can't Wait!
Psalm 13
How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
3 Look on me and answer, LORD my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
4 and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing the LORD’s praise,
for he has been good to me.

I remember an episode of “All In The Family” where Edith was going through, as she called it….”the change”. Archie actually was trying to be understanding but at some point…he was…well… Archie and screamed out! If you’re gonna change..change already!”

Doesn’t it seem as though we are never really satisfied. I see contestants on game shows like Wheel of Fortune where they have accumulated a tremendous amount of money and you can tell they know the puzzle…but they want to go for one more spin…maybe they’ll hit the $5000 space. You know what usually happens? You guessed it! Bankrupt. The next person doesn’t even spin… guesses the puzzle…gets a thousand dollars and a trip to Aruba!

If God answers our prayers sometimes…we can think we didn’t ask for enough…while other times we feel He has taken too long to respond. We have absolutely no problem telling our kids and grand kids to wait…I will get to it! Or it’s not ready yet…I will let you know…or be patient!

It’s even more difficult when we lose a loved one and people say it will get better in time… and although that’s true…time seems to move more slowly bringing the searing pain of loss to the surface.

When we feel our enemies are getting the best of us we also want to scream out….”WHY?”

But it is important to remember, if David, a man after God’s own heart, can scream out to God because He knows that’s the best place to go in times of terrific need how much more should we cry out to our Heavenly Father?

We must remember though…the reason we cry out to God is because we know that He is the one with the answers.

John 6:64-68 says 64Yet there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him. 65He went on to say, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them." 66From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. 67"You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve. 68Simon Peter answered him, "LORD, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
David reaffirms this when He says in verses 5-6
5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing the LORD’s praise,
for he has been good to me.

At the end of the day. God is good.

As a pastor friend of mine loved to say “God is good all the time and all the time God is good”

If God is in it….it is good.

That should give us comfort, conviction and confidence as a child of God!

2018-04-06 14:45:02