Lamentations 3:25 & 26 say:
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
Reading this made me think of the scripture in Psalms 27:14
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Yes! Wait...on the LORD!
How hard is this sometimes?
I don't know how many times I have said "God's time" in the past nine or ten months, but it seems like a lot.
Waiting on God isn't always easy, but as we can tell from the scriptures above, God is pleased with us when we wait on Him-His directions, His salvation, His time.
It isn't only the transplant that I'm waiting for. There are things I'm asking and seeking God about and for that have nothing to do with a working pancreas or diabetes, for that matter.
I'm thinking some of these things I may not "get" even in this lifetime. No. I'm not talking about reincarnation. I don't mean God is going to answer my prayer when I come back from the dead. There may not be some things I even realize God took care of when I asked, until I'm in Heaven.
That's God's time. If it were up to me, it would be now! : )
I hate waiting. Patience is a virtue. If we study patience (which I have, some) then we can see that those exact verses aren't in the Bible but it's just fewer words.
Patience and waiting on the LORD obviously go hand in hand.
I'm so encouraged to know that God appreciates our patience enough to be good to us for it. What a blessing when God is good to us!
The scripture also mentions, "the soul that seeketh him." I think of the scripture in Psalms 37:4, "Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart".
I don't know about you, but there are things I desire. There are lost people that I want to be saved and there are things I want to see changed...
So, what do these two scriptures tell us? 1) Wait on the Lord, 2) seek Him, 3) Delight yourself in him. In essence, to me, this means to put Him first and everything will fall into place!
Thank the LORD!