Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
Our salvation is found in the Lord alone. There are times in our walk with the Lord when we are told to wait upon Him. His time table and ours is very different. He views things in an eternal perspective and all things happen according to His sovereign will. There are times when God will close doors and not tell us why He has closed a door. He simply tells us to trust Him.
There is a deep work that takes place in the waiting. There is a maturing process that happens in the human heart as we wait upon the Lord for His timing and His will. When we wait upon Him we surrender to His will and we lay down our wants and desires at the foot of the cross.
We live in a day and age when people want things right now. This is not how it works with God’s kingdom and this is why I think many Christians struggle. There are false teachings out there that speak of simply speaking things into existence. The problem is that this is not biblical and will not happen if it doesn’t align with the Father’s will. What it ends up doing is simply shipwrecking the faith of many because they are feed a lie and place their faith in this false teaching.
We are called to do all things according to the will of the Lord. We are called to seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness. This means that we will need to lay things down and pick up our cross. May we never view God as simply someone who gives us what we want. To do this is to cheapen who God is and fail to understand what Jesus has truly done at the cross. Jesus came to save us from ourselves. Left to ourselves we will destroy ourselves and there are times that it is because of God’s love for us that He simply says no and closes a door.