Psalm 130: 6-7
My soul waits for the Lord, more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. NIV
All of these remedies for worry are stated either explicitly, or implicitly in these few lines from Psalm 130, a song of ascents.
I’ve written often of my previous obsession with the future, my need to know how things would turn out, my futile attempts to control my earthly destiny. All of these are the negative side of a forward-looking personality.
But, there is a positive side. My mother is also future focused, and, she is a pillar of faith. A true child of God, she waits and hopes with great anticipation for what comes next. And, she has the gift of encouragement, never failing to point her girls toward God and his plans for us.
So often this last year as she has walked this road with me, she has said, “I am just standing on tiptoe waiting to see what God is going to do!”
More than watchmen wait for the morning … I picture my mother on her toes so as to ever so slightly alter her perspective on the curve of the earth, so that she might catch a glimpse of what is to come just a moment sooner.
Put your hope in the LORD … to see what God is going to do!
Not, “if God will do something,” but a blessed assurance that God indeed has a plan, that He will act in His timing and that … with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.
That’s what I’ll think about today