“Although you say you do not see Him, yet the case is before Him, and you must wait for Him.” Job 35:14
We have spent some time going over the book of Psalms. As mentioned before, a lot of people look at Psalms as the book of faith. Yet Psalms is much more, it is about having a contrite and perfect heart before our Creator.
Psalms declares the wondrous works of God, tells us much about who He is! Psalms provides history, Psalms provides examples and presents the truth about trusting in God. Psalms is much more than just faith.
“As for the Mighty God, His way is perfect; the Word of Jehovah is tested; He is a shield to all those who trust in Him. For who is God besides Jehovah? Or, who is a Rock except our God?” Psalms 18:30-31
“The heavens declare the glory of the Mighty God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.” Psalms 19:1
“Jehovah is my strength and my shield; my heart has trusted in Him, and I have been helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.” Psalms 28:7
“He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in Jehovah. His heart is secure; he will not be afraid, though he sees his adversary.” Psalms 112:7-8
As has been mentioned before and will be mentioned again, one final time, we must trust and obey. Furthermore, in order to have all of the promises that God gives to those who have repented and by faith believed into Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, we must also understand that things happen according to His will, not our own.
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked from Him.” 1st John 5:14-15
We must also take that ‘obey’ part of ‘trust and obey’ and realize this truth, that has been made known to us.
“The righteous cry out, and Jehovah hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. Jehovah is near to those of a broken heart, and saves such as are of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Jehovah delivers him out of them all.” Psalms 34:17-19
If you are a true Believer, if indeed God has spoken to your heart, you can be assured that it will come to pass.
“For I, Jehovah, speak, and the Word which I speak will come to pass”… Ezekiel 12:25a
There are times though that a Believer will make supplication unto their Creator, they will ask and there are times were there seems to be no answer. Perhaps you are in a situation that you believe requires immediate attention? Perhaps you are in circumstances where you have been seeking His will regarding this or that and you have yet to receive an answer to your prayers?
“Behold, Jehovah’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor is His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, that He will not hear.” Isaiah 59:1-2
You consider diligently and knowing that there is none who do not sin (1 John 1:8), yet you seek God with a contrite heart, you diligently keep His commandments, you are trusting and obeying. In times like these, where we wait on the Lord and it seems that we can wait no longer, what more can a Believer do?
Do we faint? Do we commit the sin of Job? Do we lose faith? Do we become so troubled that our heart nearly fails us? The truth of the matter is we must wait, we have no choice. As the opening verse declares, we simply must wait on the Lord.
“Do not be rash with your mouth, and do not let your heart be hasty to say a word before God. For God is in Heaven, and you are on earth; therefore let your words be few.” Ecclesiastes 5:2
“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalms 46:10
As this walk-thru on Psalms comes to a close, the true Christian should hold His words dear to our heart. We must continue on, we must go on against all the odds, the thoughts of not understanding and yes the times where we may question our faith regarding His will or rather the lack of having had a prayer answered that we diligently seek answered.
Know this, that God hears us. Know that God cares about us. Know that our citizenship is in Heaven (Phil. 3:20). Perhaps sometimes these things that we strive for or wish to have disclosed, simply are not according to His will? Perhaps we will have the answers when we go Home (2 Cor. 5:8)? Nonetheless, we know that God has heard us and just because we desire to have whatever it may be resolved or maybe the fulfillment of what God has spoken to in our heart, we MUST wait on Him, simply must.
“Cast your burden upon Jehovah, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to totter.” Psalms 55:22
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares about you.” 1st Peter 5:6-7
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will make you strong; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10