Psalm 40:1-3 – WHY WAIT?
One of the phrases which I remember from my days in the U.S. army is “Hurry up and wait.” There were many times when we were forced to get ready early for activities, and then we sat around and waited for hours until it was actually time to them!
Most of us do not like to wait for anything! We are very impatient people. But, time after time in the Bible, you will see God simply saying to us, “Wait!” (See Psalms 27:14, 130:5-6, Isaiah 40:31)
In our text David gives a personal testimony as to what happened when He waited for the Lord to work in his life. Here we are shown four reasons we should wait patiently for the Lord. David tells us:
1. I WAITED, AND THE LORD HEARD ME. Vs. 1
2. I WAITED, AND THE LORD DELIVERED ME. Vs. 2
3. I WAITED, AND THE LORD GAVE ME A SONG Vs. 3a
4. I WAITED, AND THE LORD MADE ME A TESTIMONY Vs. 3b
Many would hear how the Lord had delivered, and based on David’s testimony, would praise Him.