Waiting . . .


Waiting for justiceRecently, a news story broke that implicated many world leaders in hiding billions of dollars of money in off-shore corporations. In my country, trust in the government is at an all time low because many (most?) of them make decisions that line their own pockets regardless of the consequences. Our leaders have betrayed our trust and we have become cynical.

This morning I found this gem in Isaiah 30:

“Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.” (Isaiah 30:18, ESV)

Yahweh, the God of the Bible, is a God of justice and we are blessed if we wait for him.

It is easy to lose site of this and be overwhelmed by the state of the world around us. But the recurring theme of Scripture is that God will eventually set things right.

Waiting is hard. I don’t like to wait.

But God (thankfully) does not work according to my time table.

Part of waiting is learning to trust.

Do I trust God enough to believe that his timing is perfect? Sometimes I do.

Other times I let circumstances push me toward anxiety.

So it is good to be reminded that those who wait for God are blessed. The God of justice will eventually make things right.

May it be soon.