Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
To wait means to hope for, to look for and to expect.
How many times do we find ourselves way down the road in a situation of life and when we finally put the brakes on and check ourselves all we can see and feel is all the negativity and seeming hopelessness surrounding us? We are like, this is never going to get better, they will never change, it’s always going to be like this and it will never get better.
What a reality check! Apparently our hope is in the wrong thing or in the wrong person. What are we looking for and expecting when we find ourselves in those dark places? It would seem that often we are expecting doom and gloom with destruction around the next corner. The love, grace and mercy of God doesn’t seem to fill our heart.
When the trials and tribulations of life come, let us learn to put our trust in the LORD and begin to look for and expect His miraculous love and grace to show up. The LORD is not limited by the impossibility of our human situations. That’s why He could come walking on the water to the disciples at just the right moment. That’s why the tomb and all the grave clothes that Lazarus was wrapped up in could not keep him down. Crucifixion as a criminal, death and sealed in a tomb Himself with soldiers guarding the entrance could not keep Jesus Christ down. Likewise the seemingly impossible situations of life that come our way cannot keep Jesus Christ from walking in and cannot keep us down.
After the crucifixion of Jesus, the disciples were all locked up in a secret room and in fear for their lives. They were sure that since Jesus had been successfully tried, convicted and executed that His disciples would be next. That’s when Jesus simply appeared inside that locked room with them and immediately put down their fears and gave them what they had need of to go forward and fulfill the great command.
Let us learn to put our hope in Jesus Christ and expect Him to appear in the middle of our impossibilities.