Waiting With Confident Hope


Psa. 38:15        But it is for you, O LORD, that I wait;
        it is you, O LORD my God, who will answer.
16     For I pray, “Only do not let them rejoice over me,
        those who boast against me when my foot slips.”


David had experience waiting on the LORD. His life was filled with many ups and downs and I’m sure he wondered, at times, when God was going to show up! However, he had also learned that he could trust in the LORD. God was faithful, from beginning to end. He chose to wait on the LORD. David also knew that there would be times when he might slip up and that there would be people waiting to gloat over him when he slipped. This he too brought before the LORD as he waited with confident hope in the one who had never let him down.


Sometimes it can seem difficult to continue to trust in the LORD. We want to take matters into our own hands. Somehow David had learned the lesson that it wasn’t worth it to try and take control of things on his own. He had learned the secret of the long haul, and that was to trust, day by day in the God of all hope. It’s better to wait on the LORD, than to try and do it yourself. This is why we are invited to join David in waiting with confident hope.


LORD, thank you for your promises and so, we wait for you.  Amen.

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