Verse of the day.
Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.
Waiting is a disposition of the heart. It is the practice of constantly beholding the face of God, constantly living in expectation of a touch from Him. It is not so much about the decision to stay away from food and physical activities and be away with God, as it is about carrying this expectation everywhere we go. Your soul can wait on the LORD while you are at work, or while at rest…even in your sleep. Waiting is the lifestyle of the believer.
Our soul waits for the LORD…
The human soul is increasingly active. It doesn’t help that there are so many lights in the world which seek its attention: the light of career, ambition, family, friendship and a host of others… but none of these lights shine as brightly or serve as many purposes as the glorious Light from the Sun does. None of the lights in the world would have been made if the light of the sun had never shone.
And herein is the error in the human soul. It forsakes the pursuit of the Source of all things as it is entangled in its pursuit of the causes this Source has produced.
The psalmist speaks of the soul in its singular form despite speaking in favour of a group – our. This is representative of the (unified) soul of the regenerated Being. Only such a soul can be said to put the LORD as its principal pursuit (in waiting), for only it recognizes that God alone can satisfy its thirst, as only an incessant downpour of torrential rain can fill a desert to overflowing.
As our soul waits for the LORD, it places a responsibility towards us on Him – as our soul waits for the LORD, He is our Help, and our Shield. As our soul waits for the LORD, He is our succour in secret troubles and our covering from outer troubles. As our soul waits for the LORD, He caters to the problem of self, and the evil attractions the world and its toys throw at us.
May your soul wait for the LORD.Waiting is a disposition of the heart. It is the practice of constantly beholding the face of God, constantly living in expectation of a touch from Him.
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