Thursday: 15th August, 2019
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD; Be strong, and let thy heart take courage; Yea, wait thou for the LORD.
The song on my mind since morning has been a taize hymm with the words:
‘Wait for the Lord, His day is near.
Wait for the Lord, be strong take heart’
But as I thought about it, a question came to mind:
‘Wait for the Lord or Wait on the Lord?’
Psalm 27:14 across different versions of scripture uses both renditions ‘wait for’ or ‘wait on’. To ‘wait for the Lord’ seeks to suggest: leave Him to do His things and just await results’. So in effect, ‘stand back and watch’ because there seems to be little interference we can offer while we wait for someone.
‘Wait on the Lord’ on the other hand suggests a wait expecting something that will spark us to act a certain way, more like awaiting instruction and guidance. Thus, ‘waiting for’ can be seen as more passive than the ‘waiting on’. Regardless, what I want to emphasise today is the reciprocal of both cases hence, the question:
‘Don’t we see that most times God is rather the one doing the waiting?
He sets everything up and stands back to see if we will make the move, but most of the time, we don’t, even after multiple nudges. Beloved, there are many moments when things remain static until you make a certain move- until you pitch that idea, change jobs or careers, leave a particular relationship or plainly, change position. When it is a move God has been waiting on you to make, once it is executed, paths previously unimagined will open up to you on their own accord.
So look around you to see if you are making God wait, for if you are, then it’s time to make that move.