TEXT: Psalm 40: 1-11
OUTLINE: The desire to do God’s will, necessitates the virtue of waiting.
CONTENT: We live in a world where impatience is the culture of many. Everything must
be done or had in an instant. For example, micro waving; change in technology—streaming,
Instagram; mail orders. Tempers rise if one must wait on line for a short time. Everything
is needed now, instantly.
How do we get out of this desire? We must learn to wait. The psalmist David said, “I
waited patiently on the Lord and He heard me.” When we wait on God he strengthens
our resolve, and answers on His time; we need to wait and trust Him.
In Psalm 40 David said he believed in waiting, for as he waited God placed his feet on a rock
and put songs in his mouth. God answered his prayers. Sometimes we seek help from others
but our first choice should be to go to God. He makes no mistake in leading us.
We need to quiet our hearts to listen to God. Jesus did so. Through waiting we learn to listen
and hear what God wants us to do to become obedient to His will and be better disciples. We
need also to share our experiences like David said he did inverse 10, so others may gain faith
and trust in God. Waiting makes us confident as we rely on God’s intervention in our lives.
THOUGHT: Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart.
–Sis. Brenda Braithwaite–