I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. ~ Psalm 40:1
It feels like we’ve been “waiting” a long time. But what does it really mean? It means to remain inactive until something happens. But then what about until, what does that mean? It means the time before something happens… So then “waiting” actually implies that we EXPECT something to happen. And that’s what “waiting” means; it’s looking and hoping for with great expectation.
My husband and I have been waiting for some time now. I think the length of time spent waiting is the hard part. It seems to me that the more time I have on my hands, the more my wheels spin and my mind doesn’t stay focused on Christ, as it should, and my thoughts begin to betray me. Then, before I know it, I’m no longer waiting, but instead I’ve given up hope and have gone back to spinning my tires in the mud, getting nowhere.
But not this time!
This time will be different, because this time we are staying focused and we are looking to the Lord with great expectation. We are changing our perspective. We are no longer going to stand in line, as if by some miracle our God might look at us. No, the Word assures us that we are to “fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it],” (Hebrews 4:16).
So what’s different this time? This time we are standing from victory. To borrow a phrase (which I’m so adopting) from a friend, “We are praying from victory.” We don’t have to doubt that He will come through, because when we pray from victory, then we are already there and know it has happened.
How do your perspective and attitude change when you know? Don’t you walk with more confidence? Don’t you approach things fearlessly, confidently, and boldly? From now on, we are approaching life FROM VICTORY. Thank you, Father. To God be the glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust [core, center, security]. ~ Psalm 40:4