Instant gratification is the American way, is it not? We don’t like to wait. Oh, we WILL wait for certain things: aforementioned Potter book, iPhones, concert tickets. We don’t like to, but we’ll do it for somethings. But what about all the other things: how many of us like waiting in line for food? Or waiting in traffic? Or waiting for word about a job? I don’t. I want what I want, and I want it now.
I was reading Psalm 27 today, and it ends with these words:
“Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord!” (v. 14)
I realized that I don’t like to wait on the Lord, either. I mean, He’s God, right? And being God, He’s got everything under control, right? So why do I get bent when I have to sit 5 minutes in traffic? Or, someone pulls out in front of me and doesn’t go 5 miles over the speed limit like me? Or when I pray for guidance, and I think I’ve got the right path figured out, only to have Him tell me “wait.”