Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait on thee.
The eighteenth century English minister, Matthew Henry, wrote, “Cast not away your confidence because God defers His performances. That which does not come in your time, will be hastened in His time, which is always the more convenient season. He is not bound to keep our time, but He will perform His word, honour our faith, and reward them that diligently seek Him.”
Sometimes it can seem like God does not show up when we want Him to. But as Henry states, God simply defers His performances at times in order to teach us the concept of active waiting. God’s desire is not for us to stop serving Him simply because we are waiting for His answer. He wants us to seek Him all the more and be about His business during the waiting period, for it is in those precious times that we learn to be dependent upon God alone and not upon an answer to our prayer.
We need to keep doing what is right, living in a godly manner, knowing that the Lord will answer in His time. Let us not be anxiously moving ahead, but patiently waiting for Him.
I will charge my soul to believe and wait for Him, and will follow His providence, and not go before it, nor stay behind it.”
Samuel Rutherford ———-From Turning Point