‘We have waited on your loving-kindness, O God, in the midst of your temple.’ (Psalm 48 v 9)
Waiting… We seem to be doing a lot of waiting right now:- waiting to see our loved ones again, waiting for a vaccine, waiting for these strange times to be over. Abraham in the Bible waited 25 years for the son God promised, Jesus waited 30 years to begin his ministry, Noah waited ages for the flood to begin. Waiting is always worthwhile, and in the middle of our waiting, God is working out His loving plan. God sees inside, underneath, around and above all of our earthly problems. He sees things that need to be ironed out in our hearts and lives, that would only remain creased and messy if it wasn’t for the refining times of waiting. The Psalmist waits for God “in the midst of his temple”. If waiting is a struggle for you right now, wait “in the midst of his temple” – open your Bible, spend time praying to Him, wait in His presence. Waiting on God is always worthwhile.