Wait Patiently

  Psalm 27v 14 “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”

The one thing David asks of the Lord is “to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his temple.” He says He David, will shout with joy, singing and praising the Lord with music. I am confident that I will see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living.”

David was not perfect, but he certainly tried his best to be what God wanted Him to be and we are delighted by the many psalms he wrote praising God. We see him in other parts of the bible dancing in the streets to praise God. At the end of this psalm David realized that whatever he wished personally the greatest thing was to “wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”

Be brave and courageous

I was reading this week that studies by computer techs reveal that waiting  8 seconds for a page to download used to be the norm in the early 2001 but that has been reduced to three seconds with faster internet speeds today and might even be less for online purchases. If you have ever been in a large gathering and looked around during a” brief moment of silence” to see how difficult it is for everyone to be “still and quiet” for a few seconds maybe we can begin to understand that it takes a brave and courageous person to “wait patiently” We tap our toes, or our fingers or turn a ring or pull our hair, look around us, take a deep breath, many things to distract us from the silence and the stillness. Why not try now, yes right now to stop and wait patiently for 30 seconds.

Lent: Fast from smoking, drinking or other bad habit

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