Sometimes, I wonder how to really wait well on God’s answers to our prayers. While I was browsing at my bible today, I saw a reminder of God’s instruction to me a year ago – September 18, 2017. The Lord has told me to Wait Expectantly from Psalm 5:3.
I don’t think it’s just a happenstance that I stumbled again on this verse while I was in another season of waiting. This week, I would like to reflect on the word “Wait”.
Again, God is telling me to wait expectantly – and I asked God but how do I actually do it? I searched in the different Bible versions on how to be actually expectant and hopeful.
3 O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you[a] and watch. (Psalm 35:6 ESV)
God knows our prayers but we need to articulate it every day. As what Paul has instructed the church of Thessalonians to pray without ceasing, I am too have to rejoice and keep praying until I receive from the Lord. Once the psalmist is done with his prayer in the morning, he kept an eye on God’s answer. God is asking us to look up and watch at the horizon, the answer is coming; it will surely come. To wait expectantly is an expression of the psalmist of his confidence that surely the answer will come; certainly, help is coming.
And when the time my sight is faltering – when my mind is messing up with my faith, I will tell myself to keep the faith – grow more in my faith. I know that His grace is sufficient for me, for God’s power is made perfect in my weakness (2 Cor 12:9). All I need is a daily dose of His grace for me. My God is an answering-prayer God. I have seen Him move. While I am on this waiting season, I can be assured that God has an answer for me.
The psalmist ended the chapter with an instruction to rejoice in the Lord and sing for joy for indeed, His protection and blessing will be upon me and His favour will be my shield in this waiting season.