Don’t be impatient for the LORD to act! Travel steadily along his path. (Psalm 37:34a)
One of the many discoveries I’ve made in this recent trial is just how often I was more interested in traveling along my own path rather than God’s. I relied on MY timing, MY ideals of how my life should be, rather than trusting His timing and His ways. I’m definitely learning that so much of my life is dependent on God’s timing, and when I try to rush things or make things happen, I end up doing more harm than good.
It’s a humbling lesson to learn, but a very necessary one if I truly want to live “life to the full”. For the past month or so I’ve kept returning to Psalm 37 in my quiet time. So many verses in that particular chapter address the importance of waiting on God. He is certainly teaching me to lay aside my own desires, no matter how good they may be, and wait for Him to fulfill His plans.
I still hate this trial that I’m experiencing–but in spite of the actual circumstances, my soul finds rest in surrendering my will to God and waiting on Him. I wish I could say that I’ve only had to surrender once, but it’s a daily, sometimes several times daily, submission.