“So the LORD must wait for you to come to Him so He can show you his love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for His help. O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will be gracious if you ask for help. He will surely respond to the sound of your cries. Though the Lord gave you adversity for food and suffering for drink, He will still be with you to teach you. You will see your teacher with your own eyes. Your own ears will hear Him. Right behind you a voice will say, ‘This is the way you should go,’ whether to the right or to the left” (NLT)
Just Thinking: There’s a lot packed into these verses and yet, there are so many questions. The Lord waits for us and we wait for Him. God waits. Why? He will be gracious when we ask, but not always when we think He should be. Why? God allows suffering. Why? The answer is easy – we don’t know. We have to trust – easy to say, more difficult to do. As children need to trust and rely on their parents, we need to trust and rely on God, His decisions, and His timing. Easy to say, more difficult to do.