A Prayer While You Wait
By Molly Law
“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” – Psalm 27:14
It seems like life is just one big waiting game. We wait in lines at the grocery store, airport, amusement parks etc., — there is even a room called “waiting” at a doctor’s office. In every instance, the time we wait far outweighs what we are actually waiting for. As a culture that increasingly pushes instant gratification, even Christians cannot escape this subliminal messaging that we receive in our everyday lives.
But what the world tells us is often in direct conflict with Scripture. Throughout the Bible, the concept of waiting is expressed in many different ways. We read about how long the Israelites had to wait to enter the Promised Land, but that was due to their disobedience (Joshua 5:6). Scripture also tells us to wait for our own peace of mind. God tells us that “he has made everything beautiful in its time” (Ecclesiastes…