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As I prayed and read through Psalm 27 this morning, the closing verse really stood out to me. In it, David encouraged himself by saying; “Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!”.

In life, there are times where we may have exhausted all our options to resolve an issue and there still appears to be no clear solution. During these times, all a believer can do is to pray and wait for the Lord.

There are a few reasons why we may have to wait.

1. We wait because that which we are expecting is not ready. This is like ordering a food in a restaurant and patiently waiting for it to be prepared. Sometimes we may have to wait for the Lord because He is at work behind the scenes for our good.

2. We may have to wait because although what we are expecting could be ready, we on the other hand may not be ready or prepared for it. This is like waiting for a child to reach maturity or adulthood before they could access their inheritance. As believers, we may find ourselves in this place sometimes, but our waiting is only a season of training and preparation for that which we are expecting.

3. Other times we have to wait because there is danger ahead. This is like waiting at a traffic light while other cars or pedestrians cross. Similarly, God in His infinite mercy and grace could be sheltering us under his wings as danger loops past.

Ultimately, with the Lord, our waiting is never in vain. Today, I would encourage you to wait in patience, wait in prayer and wait in preparation for what the Lord has for you. Have a blessed day.

Chris Eke