Because I Must Quietly Wait
We “wait” for a lot of things — whether patiently, or not. The Old Testament faithful waited for the promised Savior. The New Testament believers wait for the LORD’s return. We wonder when God’s day of judgment will come, but we don’t have the slightest clue and just faithfully wait, because we know that someday will be Judgment Day.
Troubled by all the increasing evils in this world, we rightly wonder when the end will come. In all our wondering, we rightfully only look to our Savior, Christ Jesus. In our wondering we look at a world that is apparently increasingly evil in their unbelief, worldliness, and wickedness.
We might want God to bring judgment quickly, but that is most likely not according to His wisdom and judgment. Down through the ages, God has brought judgment against evil nations and people. We see that throughout history — but, we still want to see more in our life time.
Around 612 B.C., the prophet Habakkuk prayed in Habakkuk 1:2-4,
How long, O LORD, will I call for help,
And You will not hear?
I cry out to You, “Violence!”
Yet You do not save.
Why do You make me see iniquity,
And cause me to look on wickedness?
Yes, destruction and violence are before me;
Strife exists and contention arises.
Therefore the law is ignored
And justice is never upheld.
For the wicked surround the righteous;
Therefore justice comes out perverted.
Habakkuk’s day seems just like today. That’s why we must say with Habakkuk 3:16,
In my place I tremble.
Because I must wait quietly for the day of distress,
For the people to arise who will invade us.
We “wait quietly” because we know the LORD is faithful. All of His word will be fulfilled and we are in His tender, loving care.
Therefore, we say, “Hallelujah! LORD, thank You for Your trustworthiness and eternal love.”
A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and GOD of gods.
Pray for our country.
The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.
The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.