Psalm 130:5-6 – THAT WORD
There is a word that most of us do not like.
Standing in line at a busy store we encounter that word.
Going to the doctor’s office and sitting for hours until we see the doctor, we encounter that word.
When the doctor has to take some tests as we anticipate the results of the tests, we encounter that word.
When we have a conflict with a friend or loved one that is not resolved as quickly as we would like, we encounter that word.
When we pray and God answers in His time, we encounter that word.
“That word” is wait!
We don’t like to wait, but it appears that it is one of God’s favorite words. See Psalm 27:14, Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 25:3,5, Psalm 62:5, Proverbs 22:20, 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10, and Galatians 5:5
In Psalm 130:5-6 we see something about that word, wait.
THE WAIT THAT IS SINGULAR – I wait on the Lord, my soul doth wait… – We are to wait only on the Lord.
THE WAIT THAT IS SCRIPTURAL – …and in his word do I hope.
THE WAIT THAT IS STEADFAST – My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning. – When we wait for the morning, we are waiting for the sun to rise. When we wait for morning we wait for a sure thing. It always happens. We are to wait in confidence for God more than the person who is watching for the morning. Waiting on God is a surer thing than waiting for the sun to come up!