Recently, my husband and I took our oldest son to be seen by a medical specialist. We had hoped in the course of our consultation to get some answers to some problems our son had been having. We came in expecting a plan of action to be put into place. Unfortunately, instead of walking away with answers, we only had more questions. And our hoped for plan of action became a wait and see. My husband and I left the doctor’s clinic feeling angry and frustrated, confused and discouraged. What were we supposed to do now?
As Christians, we can sometimes have a similar experience in our walk with God. We go to God seeking answers for problems that arise in our lives and come away with more questions. We ask God to act and are told to wait and see. It can be frustrating, unsettling, and discouraging when we perceive that God is not showing up in our lives when we need him most. But it is also in those times of perceived silence or indifference from God that our faith can deepen and grow. We have to dig down deep to our spiritual roots and find the promises that God has planted within our souls. We have to remember God’s faithfulness to his people throughout the generations of time and choose to believe that even though we can’t see him, we can’t hear him, we can’t feel him that he is there working to bring about his perfect plan for us. We have to settle ourselves to wait and see the victory that God is bringing in his way and in his time.
he has established his throne for judgment.
and judges the peoples with equity.
a stronghold in times of trouble.
for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.