Cure for Discombobulation


waitingDo you ever feel dis-combobulated? I do. (I’m not sure what it means to be combobulated, but I don’t like it when I’m not.)

I get dis-combobulated whenever I lose my focus. And I lose my focus whenever I get caught up in the urgency [sometimes monotony] of necessary things. I get in a hurry.
But we’re told that when we wait on the Lord, all kinds of good things happen. Waiting on the Lord is fundamental to trusting his timing and his goodness.
Waiting on the Lord requires complete dependence on him. “For God alone my soul waits in silence . . . my hope is from him” (Psalm 62.1, 5, ESV).
But we’re more naturally inclined to trust in our own strength…and our own timing. It’s an inherited bad habit that gets in the way of waiting on God.
I’m learning that waiting on the Lord is every bit as much an act of obedience as all the other activities we value as Christ followers. Even more so at times.
Waiting is not being idle. It’s being alert, anticipating our heavenly Father’s perfect answer at the perfect time. Waiting is trusting.
[In Hebrew the phrase “wait on” or “wait upon” implies an active, serving kind of waiting. To look for eagerly…with expectation.]
Waiting on the Lord is one of the most precious privileges we have as his children..possibly one of the most God-honoring…soul refreshing things we can do.
“They who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40.31, ESV).
Waiting on the Lord is the sure cure for dis-combobulation.

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