Being a bit of a driven person I have always loved how in Portuguese, (my adopted Mother tongue) the words for hope and wait are interchangeable. In today’s passage it translates to “The Lord is good to those who put their hope in him”
I don’t know about you but I never head off to the post office thinking, “I really hope to wait in line!”. Nor was I thrilled last week to hear a recorded message saying, “Your call is important to us and your estimated wait time is 35 minutes”.
But one thing I have learned over the years is that when I am in a rush, God loves to wait! As the twin voices of doubt and frustration call for my attention God’s hope wants to show me a place of effortless rest.
From the first day of creation till the sound of the last trumpet God will never hurry. He is not nervously watching the seconds tick by. His plans cannot be delayed by our problems or hurried along by our demands. But when we put our hope in Him He shows us a goodness so great that we will be able to spread our wings and effortlessly wait for Him!