Wait on the Lord

Psalm 27: 12-14.

Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

I love this wonderful song, attributed to Linda Lee Johnson, published in 1979. Beautiful words and music, it lifts the heart and soul.

I glanced at some political news this morning before I started my blog post. So much bitterness and anger spewed, Left to Right and Right to Left! Name-calling, accusation and counter-accusation; election mishaps–misdeeds? and very few candidates who have the good sense to stay out of the garbage pit. And then, of course, we have the strident voices of entertainers who seem to think they’re the ones who KNOW what we plebeians do not know or understand. I grow weary of all of it. This music spoke to my heart and soul this morning. I hope it blesses you, as well.

Looking at the last three verses of this psalm, we see a repeat of David’s plea for God to protect him from the enemies who “breathe out cruelty.” Isn’t it amazing how cruel we can be in wishing ill upon our enemies? I fear that even believers are sometimes guilty of hoping for bad things to happen to their enemies.

David’s enemies hated him because they hated God.

David says he wouldn’t have been able to stand against all that ugliness without the Lord. Hatred and ugliness do not come from God. They are evil, and their source is Satan. There is nothing that pleases Satan more than when God’s children destroy each other, with sword or word.

To wait on the Lord is to look eagerly for Him. I do! The older I grow, the more eagerly I look for His coming, whether that means I go to heaven to meet Him, or He takes me up to meet Him in the air when the trumpet sounds.

When we wait on Him, He gives us the strength to endure until He comes.

What a day that will be!

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