So many days, we call on the Lord, but, then we want to set the schedule on how he is supposed to respond. We ask him to come in and answer our prayers–(we do this in a state of need and without solution of our own); but, then we want to control the timing, the method and the outcome–according to our vision and our desire to remain in control.
David is crying out to God from a place of desperation. He feels abandoned and ignored. He tells God he does not want to be like those that have abandoned God. Then, in the midst of his feeling of hopelessness, God shows up. God meets his need and fills his heart with gladness. It was never the question of would God come–it was only a question of when; and, God came at the right time!
In our lives, we try so often to get ahead of God and help him out. In the process, often we make a mess of our lives. Then we either blame God, or try to set God’s schedule and plan for our rescue. If however, we will seek him and wait upon his timing–he will appear in our lives–at the right time and with the right solution to complete his plan for our lives and the lives of those we love.
We simply have to trust him and wait for him and his timing to come to fruition. Isaiah said it best, “Those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles! They will run and not grow weary–they will walk and not faint!” Isaiah 40:31
God Bless You
To you, Lord, I call;
you are my Rock,
do not turn a deaf ear to me.
For if you remain silent,
I will be like those who go down to the pit.
2 Hear my cry for mercy
as I call to you for help,
as I lift up my hands
toward your Most Holy Place.
3 Do not drag me away with the wicked,
with those who do evil,
who speak cordially with their neighbors
but harbor malice in their hearts.
4 Repay them for their deeds
and for their evil work;
repay them for what their hands have done
and bring back on them what they deserve.
5 Because they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord
and what his hands have done,
he will tear them down
and never build them up again.
6 Praise be to the Lord,
for he has heard my cry for mercy.
7 The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.
8 The Lord is the strength of his people,
a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
9 Save your people and bless your inheritance;
be their shepherd and carry them forever.