I want Patience....NOW!!!
Psalm 70
Hasten, O God, to save me;
come quickly, LORD, to help me.
2 May those who want to take my life
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
be turned back in disgrace.
3 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
turn back because of their shame.
4 But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
“The LORD is great!”
5 But as for me, I am poor and needy;
come quickly to me, O God.
You are my help and my deliverer;
LORD, do not delay.

It sounds tremendously easy doesn’t it?
Then why is it so hard to do? I mean we live in a world where we don’t want to wait for anything because marketing and advertising companies have trained us to expect things instantly. When fed ex decided to deliver overnight businesses all over the world were excited…then soon became frustrated if it wasn’t there by 10:00 am the next day. Then the wonderful world of fax maxhines. You could get something on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper in about 30 seconds. That was great.. then we decided that took too long…but never fear we invented the internet and e-mail where it literally takes seconds to get anything you need. But people still say…after yiu say…”I just hit send” they will say immediately…that’s odd I haven’t got it yet better check to see you used the right address….oh…never mind here it is”
Waiting is difficult. When you are on hold and they say please stay on the line there are currently 15 other people ahead of you…you just want to scream.
But we need to remember that we are the ones who place time limits and quite frankly unrealistic expectations on almost everything. Because God….is time. And in His time lies the correct answer and the solution to our problems.
Bald people want to rub something on their head before they go to bed and then need a haircut when they wake up. Smokers want to take something in the morning and by afternoon be able to quit completely without any cravings. Whenever we are in control or think we are…we become prisoners to our own expectations.

David realized this when he said 4 But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
“The LORD is great!”
5 But as for me, I am poor and needy;
David is saying…it’s not you at all Lord…it’s me. I do want you to come quickly without delay…I do want my enemies subdued…but I know you have a better solution than I.
I admire those who wait patiently…I cannot.
And yet there obvious times where waiting is ok because it makes sense. Remember Ponderosa. You would go in and order a steak pay pick out your sides and drinks then pay for it. They would give a plastic number and almost always say when you sat down. I’m sorry it isn’t ready yet! Didn’t you just want to scream…”I certainly hope not…I literally ordered it 90 seconds ago…what are you doing nuking it?”
God teaches us over a period of years through circumstances, trials and tribulations that patience is a virtue that is very desirable.
Difficult but desirable.
David seemed to wrestle with this throughout the entire book of Psalms. It only makes sense that we would wrestle with it also.
But as the scripture that is highlighted today suggest Psalm 37:7 “Be still before the Lord and wait for Him”
The result is always better and the satisfaction is greater when we let God be God and we be His children who obediently and patiently wait for Him.

2018-04-27 13:30:07