“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
therefore I will hope in him.
The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.
It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord."
- Lamentations 3v24-26
We all have things in our life that we do not like waiting for. Careers, a spouse, children, weight loss, money, a house, maybe even lunch. We become impatient. We get anxious when these things or people don't stick to our schedule. Maybe we start holding some feelings of bitterness towards people we see making us wait. And if you are a Christian, we look finally to God with some blame and frustration. We ask "Why don't I have what I need right now?" or "Doesn't God care about me and my desires?"
The author of Lamentations reminds us though that God does indeed care about your needs and desires. He cares deeply for us and promises us that He is our portion. He promises that He will always provide exactly what we need. God is good to us when we wait patiently on Him to work instead of grumbling at Him for not being on our schedule. It is also good for us to wait for some things. All parent knows that their child needs to wait for certain things until they are older despite the child's longings and cries. God knows that even some wants and desires, though perhaps good, need to come at a different time that we sometimes want them.
"A God wise enough to create me and the world I live in is wise enough to watch out for me." Philip Yancey
God loves you. He created you with a purpose. God provides for the smallest bird and flower. He will not ignore you or forsake you. He will provide all you need. He will give you the desires of your heart when we learn to align them with His desires. God will mold your character as you learn to be patient with His plans and with others around you. Do not fret over what we do not have yet. Be bold. Stand firm in the Truth of The Gospel, that Jesus Christ is coming again to right the wrongs, to provide the world with total and complete salvation.