Psalm 33 - Kat Schmoyer - Mother's Day Collection Day 4
Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
Waiting is one of the hardest things. And if you’re like me (a type-A planner with very specific future plans & dreams), it can be even harder. Yet all throughout the Bible, God asks us to wait. The Psalms alone are peppered with words of “wait” as God gently yet boldly commands his people to wait on Him.
Abraham, Joseph, David … the Bible gives us example after example of believers who were asked to wait for the Lord. And in their wait, God prepared them both inside & out for what was to come. In my own life, I walked through 2 miscarriages & 17 months of “trying” before my sweet baby boy, Micah Asher, arrived. In that season of wait I felt angry, I felt unseen & I felt like God abandoned me… but I also saw His love & His perfect, perfect plan coming to life.
When we wait for the Lord, it’s not waiting in vain! God is not asking you to wait because He wants to hurt you. He’s not judging you or condemning you. He’s asking you to trust him. He is asking you to humbly lay it down for Him—to remember that your life is not your own, it’s HIS. He wants you to trust His plan for your life, even when it doesn’t make sense.
Verse 21 says: “Our heart is glad in Him, because we trust His holy name…” “Being glad” and “waiting” don’t feel natural together (at least not for me!). But when we trust God’s plan, we find joy in the journey & our heart’s become glad in Him! You’re able to continue walking through a season of wait with a spirit of hope—with a heart that rests in Jesus and is glad in Him (even when things aren’t going the way you planned).
Waiting for a baby … waiting for a healthy, happy, in-your-arms baby … is one of the hardest journeys you’ll ever endure. It’s filled with grief & tears & lost dreams. But it’s also filled with hope. You are not alone and you are not forgotten. God is here. God is calling you out to trust in Him, to let Him lead, to see Him as your help & your shield. It’s in that trust that you’ll find gladness, peace & even joy amidst the wait.
Praying for you, mama.
Hi Friend, Ashlee here. Below is a song that I encourage you to listen to. I thought it would be a beautiful way to enter into worship as you begin your day and dwell on the Psalm above. Praying that you would feel the closeness and peace of the Lord as you walk forward today.