The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
It Is Good to Wait Quietly
All around the world, people are trying to figure out what exactly they have to do to please God. They want him to arrange things in the world so that their lives go the way they want them to go. Those people devise elaborate rituals, often involving prayer and sacrifice, in order to get God to notice and bless them.
It is true that the Lord is good to those who seek him, but he is not impressed by elaborate ritual prayer and sacrifice. Instead, Jesus has done everything that God desired, and Jesus has said that his life of prayer and sacrifice counts for everyone whose hope is in him. That’s why the Lord is good to those people, because of what Jesus has done.
So if Jesus has done everything in my place and has given me forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation, what is left for me to do?
It is good to wait quietly. I can go about my daily life in confidence, looking out for the needs of others and making the most of every opportunity because my salvation is assured. I can pray and sacrifice without obligation, not worrying if I have done enough because my salvation is already taken care of.
It is good to wait quietly. I may become impatient or distressed, but then I can remember how good the Lord is to those whose hope is in Jesus, and I can take a deep breath. No matter how bad the situation gets, God’s got it, and like a child safely in the arms of a parent, I can rest easy.
It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
Lord, give me the strength of faith to wait quietly for you. Amen.