Waiting on the Lord

matthenA little over a year ago I read a book by Matthew Henry entitled The Secret to Communion with God: how to begin the day, spend the day, and end the day with God. One of the things he wrote about was waiting on the Lord. He wrote:

To wait on the Lord is to have your desire toward Him, your delight in Him, your dependence upon Him, and your devotedness to Him.

This quote has stuck with me, especially as I read Psalm 25 over and over again. As we approach a year of living in a different country, we are learning there is never a moment in which we are not dependent upon the Lord. Ultimately, there is no better way to live than waiting on the Lord, because it is in our best interest to do so. It is living in a way in which only God gets the glory and in which we truly find joy and peace.

From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for Him. (Isaiah 64:4)

As I think back over my life, I cannot think of a time when the Lord did not come through for us. He is an amazing God!