From Pastor’s Desk: 6-25-17
Lamentations 3:25-26 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; 26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
Busyness is one of the most significant detriments to quality life. Especially to the Christian, whose whole purpose in life should be to draw close to God.
We will not, indeed cannot, be drawn as close to God as He desires for us to be as long as we are too busy to wait patiently for the salvation of the LORD. Waiting quietly necessitates hope. Hope implies trust. We will not wait for something in which or someone for whom we do not trust. If we do not trust in something or someone we will have no hope in that something or someone.
Hope brings good from the never-failing LORD (self-existing, eternal Jehovah). Waiting quietly is a much better way to evoke salvation of the LORD than the way we, most of the time, procure it.
Indeed, “…it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.” It’s been proven over and again, but Scripture substantiates the truth as well (2 Chronicles 20:17; Psalm 46:10).