Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. (Psalm 27:14 NIV)
I’m amazed at how life can take a different turn in the twinkling of an eye. When Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away just last week, quick changes happened that many of us had a hard time keeping up with. Some of them being her oldest son becoming King Charles III and his oldest son the Prince of Wales. And although most of us saw it coming, a few of of us expected it so soon. For many years, people wondered when it was going to happen until it finally did.
In the Bible, we’re often encouraged to wait for God to act, something that I’ve come to appreciate as I’ve continued to walk with Him over the years. Just when people least expect it, God begins to fulfill His promises for their lives. “Wait and see,” is a true and tried phrase. Listen to today’s verse in The Message translation, “Stay with God! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again: Stay with God.” Just when we’re ready to quit, we’re reminded that God will come through for us in some amazing way, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT). Good things do come to those who wait, especially those who wait on God. So “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”