Lenten Devotional for Friday, March 2, 2012

I wait for the Lord. I expectantly wait, and in His word do I hope. I am looking and waiting for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, I say, more than watchmen for the morning.
Psalm 130:5-6

Think of standing in line at the grocery store. You pass lane one, the person in line has more than twenty items. You go to the next lane and the person has a few items and you get behind them and Oh No, Did you hear “Price check on lane two”! Sometimes we can wait patiently and other times it can be frustration. I am going through a period right now and I feel like David.  “Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD;” says David. This is a from a deep place in David’s heart that he is crying out. Whether that is deep within his soul he cries out or the depths of his lowest of low situations, he cries. Patient right now is a test for me.

I could even say I am an Israelite of 2012, right now. I feel I am just going through the motions with no direction and I don’t know what to do right now. I have experienced God’s grace and mercy through several situations in my life and I have to get back to that place. “My soul waits” shows the yearning and the power of David’s desire. I am sure you have been there. In 130:6 David says he waits more than those who look for the morning. Imagine standing guard all night and how much you could not wait to see the daylight of morning so you may finally get some rest. Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.

Hope is good for the soul. Faith in His word is a firm foundation. Cry out, wait and study. Seek the Lord with all of your soul.

Lord, I wait for You, and in Your Word I do hope. Amen

Lynne Shockley

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