Patience

Psalm 40

‘1 I waited patiently upon the LORD; *

he stooped to me and heard my cry.

2 He lifted me out of the desolate pit, out of the mire and clay; *

he set my feet upon a high cliff and made my footing sure.

3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; *

many shall see, and stand in awe, and put their trust in the LORD.

4 Happy are they who trust in the LORD! *

they do not resort to evil spirits or turn to false gods.

5 Great things are they that you have done, O LORD my God! how great your wonders and your plans for us! *

there is none who can be compared with you. ‘

REFLECTION: in this fantastic reading one word stands out.. ‘patiently’. In this instant, press a button culture, patience is exercised when the Wi-Fi is a little slow or the line at Starbucks is longer than usual. But that isn’t what is meant here.

Patience here isn’t so much about waiting as wanting. Wanting the Lord to hear our pleas, wanting God to act.

It’s about desire, seeking after God despite how alone you might feel.

So let me ask, do you want God to act in your life? What action do you want him to take?

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