May 07, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: 1st Samuel 1:1-7:17 John 5:1-6:21 Proverbs 14:28-33

“Those Who Wait”

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;”
[Psalm 130:5]

Now there are some who want to set the goal, appoint the hour and measure, and prescribe to God how they are to be helped. And so, they do not experience it when they request, then they despair, or maybe seek it elsewhere. They do not wait for the Lord. For some reason they believe that God must wait on and for them. He must be ready at once, and help as they design. Those who wait on the Lord, however, ask for mercy, but they leave it to God’s gracious will when, how, where, and by what means He helps them. They have no doubt about His aid, but they do not demand it. They let God christen it, and name it, even it is delayed for a time. Wait on the Lord, He is coming. I think I will take a walk around Wittenberg today, and see how God blesses me today.

Post a Comment

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *