Reaching out to Central New York in the name of Jesus Christ

A Word for Today

Wait for the Lord

Proverbs 130:5-6

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. 

I wait for the Lord:

    more than watchmen wait for the morning,

    more than watchmen wait for the morning.

We have all waited for something in this life. 

Waiting can be a heavy burden.  Proverbs 13:12 says, “A hope deferred makes the heart sick…”  When we’re ill, waiting to feel better can weigh on us and make us feel worse.  When we’re waiting for a miracle, a job, financial stability, relationships, direction from God, the wait adds weight to our struggle.  The wait/weight can, at times, even break our hope to see through to the finished product.   

What are you waiting for?

In the scripture above, we see reference to night watchmen who waited for the morning.  The morning brought light and revelation. It brought an end to their cold, dangerous, stress-filled job.  It brought relief and life-giving energy.  For us, the morning could be an end of waiting for healing or employment or answered prayer or hearing God’s voice, bringing relief and life-giving energy to our faith. 

Current events have now forced us to wait.  We can get antsy and are praying that it ends quickly.  I want to remind you that Jesus also waited for something.  His wait was for death.  He prayed that it could pass from Him.  We, too, can pray that this pestilence pass from us.   However, Jesus did not end His prayer there.  In Matthew 26:39 we read that He prayed, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”   Jesus taught us here, that it is God’s plan and will that need to be accomplished in this life above all else.

Continue to pray that this current wait be over and this pestilence be gone.  Pray that hearts may turn to Him; that there would be salvation; that testimonies of answered prayer may lead men’s hearts to find eternity in Jesus Christ; that the gifts of the Holy Spirit may flow through the congregation.  Above all else, though, pray that the God’s will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.