March 7, 2022

Laurel Cavazos
“We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.”
Psalm 33:20-22

Waiting isn’t passive. Waiting is an act of worship. When we wait on the Lord, we do not sit by and do nothing. Waiting is an action, a time of prayer, a time of rejoicing, a time of reflection, and a time of trust. There is so much hope to be found in this. When I wait, I have to give up control. I have to trust that the Lord is going to do what He said He would do. I have to let go of control and realize that I am held by the one who is in control.

Here in the waiting, I find a deeper trust in who God is. A time that I often find inconvenient is actually precious time of growth. Waiting challenges where I choose to place my hope every day. Will I choose to place hope in myself and what I can do? Or will I place my hope in the Lord and trust his will for my life?