“Let Heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them. For God will save Zion and build up the cities of Judah, and people shall dwell there and possess it; the offspring of His servants shall inherit it, and those who love His name shall dwell in it.” (Psalm 69:34-35 ESV)
We have so much to look forward to as believers. As this psalm indicates, Jesus will come back and make all things right again. Every knee shall bow at His name. What a wonderful day that will be!
“May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You! May those who love your salvation say evermore, ‘God is great!’ But I am poor and needy; hasten to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay!” (Psalm 70:4-5 ESV)
Sometimes it is so hard to be patient for that wonderful day in the future when God will make the world right again and deliver us. In our impatience we cry ‘do not delay’ or as the end of Revelation says ‘come Lord Jesus!’
“O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim Your might to another generation, Your power to all those to come. Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like You? You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth You will bring me up again. You will increase my greatness and comfort me again.” (Psalm 71:17-21 ESV)
I can relate to the psalmist here. I have followed Jesus since my childhood. Over the past eighteen years I have been raising the next generation with my children. These days more and more grey hairs and wrinkles appear as I age and as the world becomes a darker place. And yet I feel that urgency to see my children fly on their own as they follow Jesus and I feel the nudge to see the seeds planted in my five-year-old students. I need to see that “all is well” before I can feel like I have done my job here on earth.
Lord, I look forward with expectancy to life with You after this one. Help me to do my job well and wait patiently for that day until the time is right to spend eternity with You.