“The Pain of Waiting”

May 5, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 37: 1-9 |

Each of us from day to day finds ourselves waiting for something. Whether it is waiting for a morning coffee from Starbucks, the traffic light to change while on our way to work, or for a YouTube video to load, all of us find ourselves having to wait. And I don't know about you, but I've come to despise waiting. I'm not sure whether it is the digital technology that moves in microseconds or timesaving appliances like microwaves that have caused me to be more impatient than ever.

And needless to say, the hurry-up society that we live in today has negatively impacted our willingness to wait on God. If we are honest with ourselves, for many of us, we constantly experience the pain of waiting on God. For some, we've been waiting for a relationship to change for the better. Others may have been waiting for their opportunity for advancement and progress in their personal lives. While some are still waiting patiently for God to answer a prayer that has been prayed a long time ago. So, how do we wait on God to move in our lives?

This Psalm of David gives us three critical areas that must be kept in check in order to learn how to wait on God. We have to be emotionally strong, spiritually committed, and mentally tough so that the pain of waiting doesn't get the best of us and cause us to give up. David shows us how to press through the pain of waiting on God.