Friday, March 23, 2012

In God's Waiting Room

Psalm 13 (NIV)

1 How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? 
   How long will you hide your face from me? 
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts 
   and day after day have sorrow in my heart? 
   How long will my enemy triumph over me?

 3 Look on me and answer, LORD my God. 
   Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death, 
4 and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,” 
   and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

 5 But I trust in your unfailing love; 
   my heart rejoices in your salvation. 
6 I will sing the LORD’s praise, 

   for he has been good to me.

     I've been in God's waiting room for many years now.   I have waited both patiently and anxiously.  I have accused the Lord and have found Him guiltless.   I have accused myself and have found forgiveness.   I have rebelled and surrendered, grumbled and given thanks.   I've offered up my own plans instead of seeking His.   I've questioned without listening. I've sought the counsel of man rather than God.   I've been so busy in His waiting room that I have spent little time waiting.  Still, He has remained ever merciful and gracious to me, His petulant child.   It is good that God is God and I am not.   He knows who and where I am, and He has not forgotten me.  

Psalm 13 (How Long O Lord) - Brian Doerksen

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