“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! – Psalm 27:14
The people of Israel know a thing or two about waiting. They have dwelt in Goshen for four hundred and thirty years (Ex. 12:40). They have known what it is to be oppressed and reduced to misery. Yet, they hoped and prayed for deliverance from God.
What are the things we hope and pray for? Sometimes the answer we get from God is, “Wait.”
How long, Lord, must I wait? For the people of Israel, generations did not live to see their deliverance, but were tasked with passing on the faith to the generation that followed them. In this context, we need courage for those times we might not think God is hearing our prayers. Psalm 27 is a great psalm for those times.
May God bless you!