Monday, December 8, 2014

Wait in Hope

{Daily Selah}

Waiting in line in the grocery store doesn't bother me. In fact, sometimes, its an opportunity to start a conversation. 

I tend to be a generally patient person... with other people. 

Sometimes, waiting for the Lord is not always so easy. 

David, the author of Psalm 130, had a life filled with trouble, turmoil and pain. Our struggles are pretty trivial compared to his. 

Currently, I have a great boss but in the past, I've has some who were not exactly easy to work for. David served a king who wanted to murder him (1 Samuel 19). I know what it means to have difficulty making ends meet, but everything David had was literally stolen from him in one day (1 Samuel 30).  My 3 sons have experienced sports injuries and illnesses but David's son died shortly after birth (2 Samuel 12). 

In the midst of all these troubles, which far surpass my own and probably those of most of my readers, David was able to find hope. 

Where was his hope? In the Word of God. 

There, he found precious promises such as the one found in Deuteronomy 4:31...
(For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

David knew that our God is THE faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy to a thousand generations (Deuteronomy 7:9). David had assurance that our God can be trusted because He always keeps His Word.

God has made many precious promises to us in His wonderful Word. What are you waiting on Him for, right now, in this moment? Wait on the LORD and find hope in His eternal Word. 

Wait in hope. 

{Daily Selah} is a mini-devotional, a pause to ponder about the Lord and how He wants us to live.