“My being is wrapped in silent waiting,
Only for God
From whom comes my deliverance.”
Do you remember being a kid and thinking “waiting is the worst!” Whether it was waiting for a movie to start, or waiting for dessert, waiting for a friend to come over, a birthday party, summer, the act of waiting just sucked!
And here we are again, waiting. But waiting for what? For orders? A vaccine? The feeling of being safe? Anticipation is difficult enough but when you don’t actually know what you’re waiting for, it can be daunting.
Our psalm tells us to silently wait with our entire being. Our psalm reminds us to have faith. Wrapped up in the difficulty of waiting is the faltering of faith. But what is faith? To me, faith is the truth of the unknown. It’s a knowing that you have no control yet believing that no matter what comes your way, you will handle it.
Our faith has surely been tested over the past few months. Our faith has always been tested. But it is in the silent waiting that we can connect with our faith – the faith that says “you got this! No matter what is thrown your way, you will move through it with all your lessons, all your wisdom, all the strength you have gathered throughout your life.”
I have faith in you. I have faith in us. We are moving through and will continue to do so. Together.