What are you waiting for?
Truly my soul silently waits for God; from Him comes my salvation. Psalms 62:1 (NKJV)
Think back to the last time you willingly waited in line for something. Was it for a show your favorite band was putting on? Was it that long-anticipated summer blockbuster? Was it for a table at the hot new restaurant in town? What was it?
All of us have waited for something, and the reason it simple. That thing, whatever it was, was extremely important to us. "Ah, but what about the DMV? I can't stand the DMV!" We don't enjoy the DMV experience, but we do enjoy the ability to drive, and so we endure the DMV because driving is important to us.
The simple fact is this: We don't wait for things that don't matter, and our willingness to wait is an indication of how much we value something. When we wait, we're essentially saying, "This is worth it."
Now re-read what David says here in Psalm 62:1, "My soul silently waits for God." 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" as far as David was concerned.
What we're willing to wait for reveals a lot about us. It shows what lies at the core of our being. So are we willing to wait on the Lord? If not, it might mean we lack confidence and trust in Him—and value for 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 whom our salvation comes.
Great God of our salvation, Your value is unmatched and unfathomable…help us to be people who can honestly say, "You're what we're waiting for."
Think about it…
What does this passage reveal to me about God?
What does this passage reveal to me about myself?
Based on this, what changes do I need to make?
What is my prayer for today?
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17 (NKJV)
Consistency breeds security. If you're an employer, you take comfort in knowing that you have consistent employees working for you. If your car needs to be fixed, you're going to take it to a mechanic who has consistently performed well. And if you're a coach, you'll probably draw up a play at the end of a tight game that puts the ball in the hands of your best and most consistent player.