Let all that I am wait quietly before the Lord. Waiting quietly before the Lord renews our hope and our strength.
The value of waiting is lost on our society. We don’t want to wait for anything. We are an instant gratification society. We want everything at the snap of a finger. We don’t want to wait in line, wait on hold, or have anything disrupt out self-constructed timeline. The Bible says something very different about waiting, though. Psalm 62 tells us to wait quietly before God as He renews our hope. The Bible also says that strength will rise when we wait upon the Lord.
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
Time is a precious God-given resource. Time is even more valuable than money because we can always make more money, but we can’t make more time. 2 Corinthians 9:3 tells us that God loves a cheerful giver. We should cheerfully tithe both our money and our time. We tithe our time by waiting on Him. My acronym for WAIT:
We Always Invest Time
We always invest time when we make the decision to wait on God’s perfect timing for His plan. That investment yields such a dividend! The renewal of hope, the ability to mount up with wings like eagles, and the strength we need to persevere.