Wait in expectation!
January 17, 2020: SOAP #3697: Genesis 42-43; Psalm 5; Luke 17
Scripture: Psalm (NIV) 5:1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing.
2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
Observation: David, the author of this Psalm, was weary. From what is written here, I get the idea that nothing he had tried was working. He was frustrated and sighing. He was muttering to himself. I believe he has just decided to get a good night of rest and talk to God about it in the morning.
In the morning, God was going to hear David's voice! David was going to listen, expecting to hear God's voice!
Application: I think I am better at the first part than the second part. I can 'lay my requests before God.' I can tell him every detail about how difficult my problems are. It is the second part that I am still learning. How does one wait in expectation?
The waiters that comes to my table in the restaurant 'wait in expectation' for my order. They listen carefully. Often, they use a pen or pencil to write down my order on a paper prepared just for that purpose. Then quickly they go. They had made preparation even before I arrived to meet my desire.
I need to watch other people to see what to do, or what not to do, so I can better 'wait in expectation' on the Lord.
Prayer: Lord, you are worth the wait! Hearing from you is worth waiting for. Knowing that you care about my needs and have a plan to take care of them brings joy and peace to my heart and mind. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!