Saturday, June 1

What Are You Waiting For?

And now, O Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you.
Deliver me from all my transgressions. Do not make me the scorn of the fool.
—Psalm 39:7-8
This little passage calls for an experiment. The next time I am anxious; the next time I find myself waiting for a situation to resolve itself; the next time, even, that I wait for the worst to happen: I will instead ask myself, "What are you waiting for?" And then—no matter what my answer is—I will wait for God. Will I find any reassurance in knowing that God is part of all things, and that "all things work together for good" (Rom. 8:28)?

Give meaning to my waiting, Lord. Tell me the stories of redemption, take away my fear, and fill my time with hope. In Jesus' Name, who taught me to pray: Our Father...

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