20 Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.
Our cell phone vibrates or rings while we are driving our car, and in our impatience to know what the call or text contains, we take our eyes off the road so that we can know immediately who is contacting us. This scenario ends in tragedy for hundreds of people each year who die trying to know now, rather than waiting until later to check their phone.
That reflects our age. Our attention spans are short, and we want things in a hurry. Our watchwords are now, instant, quick, fast, rush.
The Lord doesn’t work that way. To Him, a thousand years are like a day, and a day is like a thousand years. He’s in no hurry; He dwells in eternity. He knows our needs, and He works in His timing to do what’s best. He waited four hundred years after the Old Testament to send the Messiah. Jesus waited till the fourth watch to rescue His disciples of the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 14:25).
The Bible tells us to wait on the Lord. Once we’ve done our best, we have to leave things in His hands and give Him time to work. Don’t think God is inactive. In our waiting, He is working. He will work all for good – in His time.