Think About It: Waiting

Psalm 62:1

“For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.”

Picture the last time you waited in line for something. Maybe it was to get a cup of coffee from Starbucks. Or maybe it was to go see “The Dark Knight Rises.” Either way, the things we wait in line for are things that we deem “worth the wait.”

You’ve probably heard the phrase “worth the wait” all the time. My friends will tell me about a new restaurant in Minneapolis and say, “oh, it’s like a 40 minute wait, but it’s worth it!” Or, “I had to stay up until 2 am to order my iPhone 4S online, but it was totally worth waking up exhausted the next day.”

The simple fact is this: We don’t wait for things that don’t matter to us, and our willingness to wait is an indication of how much we value something.

Now take a moment to re-read what David says in Psalm 62:1, “For God alone my soul waits in silence.” This simple little statement says a lot about the Psalmist’s heart. It reveals how much he valued God. It shows that God was “worth it” to David.

Are you currently waiting for something? A boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife? A job or internship? Satisfaction in where the Lord has you?

The real question for you is this: “Are you willing to wait on the Lord?”

If we’re hesitating even for a second on this one, it might mean we lack confidence and trust in God, and even our value in Him. But if we’re like David, if we’re willing to silently wait on the Lord, then it speaks volumes about how much He means to us and how much we appreciate Him. From Him is where our salvation comes.

Now I’ll admit, I hesitate on this one. I’d LOVE to believe that it is simple and easy for me to “wait on the Lord,” but sometimes it just isn’t. Sometimes you look to God and ask Him “is this really worth the wait?”

It should always be the goal to trust in Him so much that you’re willing to wait outside His doors like those guys who camp-out outside of the Apple Store before the new iPhone comes out. But are we? Are we really?

This is definitely something to check yourself on. We should all long to be more like David in this situation. We should want God more than that new restaurant, that new iPhone, the Pink Floyd reunion tour, or anything else you’ve waited in line for and said was “worth it.”

What we’re willing to wait for shows us a lot about ourselves. It shows us what lies at our core.

Think about it …

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