Wait for the Lord;
Be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
Recently I was stuck waiting at the airport because the plane I was supposed to fly on had mechanical difficulties and had to be fixed. The airline replaced the plane with one that came from another province no less! Instead of arriving home at 9:30 PM, I got home at 2:30 AM the next morning. Not only that, but I also had to leave a loved one knowing I would not see them again for some time and when I did, it would only be for a short visit. Tonight I was feeling the weight of waiting and it was agony.
And then I remembered that something quite remarkable happened at the airport that night while I was waiting for the next plane to arrive. Since I had time on my hands, I found a place to plug in my cell phone. Like most airports nowadays, this one had multiple outlets right at our gate. Two other fellow passengers, sitting next to me and who were obviously traveling together, had the same idea. While their laptops were charging, one left for a bit and came back with beverages from Starbucks. I boldly spoke up and asked if they’d watch my stuff while I made the same trip. They were more than willing to do so. Was I worried they’d take off with my things? Duh! They were traveling on the same flight as I was. Besides, there was also something about them that made me trust them completely.
Upon returning, we struck up a conversation. Lo and behold, those young men loved Jesus as much as I did. We had an amazing time of fellowship. The anticipated boring hours of waiting flew by. So tonight as I agonized over the seeming torture of waiting to see my loved one once again, God reminded me of His unexpected gift at the airport.
What or who are you waiting for dear one? Here’s more of this heartfelt Psalm:
Hear my voice when I call, O Lord, be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, ‘Seek His face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do reject me or forsake me, O God my Saviour. Teach me your way, O Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence. Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Do you see yourself in there somewhere? God is listening. He cares for you. He is actively working on your behalf. Trust Him dear heart. Leave the weight of waiting with Him.