In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.(Psalm 5:3 NIV)
Wednesdays are always special while writing, always heart tugs. King David teaches many lessons concerning heart conditions. As he presented his request to the Lord, he waited in expectation. Then his thoughts went into writing God’s Truth concerning situations: (Psalm 5:4-6)
- God does not take pleasure in evil.
- With God, the wicked cannot dwell.
- The arrogant cannot stand in God’s presence.
- He hates all who does wrong.
- Those who tell lies will be destroyed.
- Bloodthirsty and deceitful men, God abhors.
Once evil has been discussed, King David proceeds with his devotion to God. I could write a similar psalm- as many of us could. Though Scripture encourages us not to grow weary when doing good and we do good when honoring God’s purpose; it’s easy to be discouraged. We can be like Jonah and run from our calling or be like Elisha and seek a double portion. I’ve been a little of both…I want the double portion from other successful individuals within same calling, yet,there was a time I wanted to run. Because…to be prepared for God’s purpose, we are transformed and no longer like the world. The discouragement comes from the world having little to zero understanding how God works within or even God’s sovereignty-His identity.
My sweet daughter yesterday, I’m so proud of her depth in understanding Biblical Truth. She’s like, “Mom, I wish everyone could think like you do, but they don’t.” These were words soothing to my soul, while dealing with the world’s lack of understanding. People need The Lord, and don’t even know. With today’s societal confusion, young adults can be left very abrasive and disrespectful, no respect for wisdom, knowledge, or understanding. Not everything I think, everyone needs to think. When it comes to Biblical knowledge, wisdom, and understanding…everyone needs. God’s Word is power to those who believe. Besides learning all promises, and warnings to stay away, makes sure our eternity will be spent in Heaven.
What request do you have today? Most Christians are good at asking, just not waiting. We need to make our request known- even in Philippians 4:6, 7 we’re encouraged not to be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Let’s begin to wait in expectation. While not accepting anything less than God’s very best. He does give the best! When we wait with expectation, God is faithful!