“Hope In His Word” ( Psalm 130: 5, KJV ) by Carley Evans

“I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.”

Waiting — for me anyway — involves a patience I’m not known to have. I don’t like to be late, so it’s hard for me to tolerate others being late. I don’t like standing in lines. I get restless and want to move on. Sometimes, however, I recognize there is nothing to do but wait patiently. So, I do.

Waiting for God: what exactly does this entail? Jesus waits most of His life before He is called to baptism and trials in the desert. Perhaps at some point in His teen years He asks His Father, “not yet?” and readily accepts the response, “No, My Son, not yet.” God, in His wisdom, has times in mind. He not only knows what is best, He knows when is best. Waiting for God is waiting for His perfect timing.

How does my soul wait patiently for God? By keeping my hope in His Word, who is Jesus Christ. With any doubt that surfaces, I go back to the Word of God for renewal of patience in my wait.

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