Good Things

Someone once said that one of the most difficult things asked of us by our Lord is to wait. [Sigh] I don’t even like to type the word ‘wait,’ because of what it implies. Impatience stirs within my soul and growls at the word. It’s no wonder why…admittedly, I want what I want when I want it!

Yet free will stirs a bit of fear in me because……..what if He permitted me to have ‘what I want when I want it’? Scary thought! Okay…I’m asking Him to quickly tuck me back into submission to His will, His timing because I could possibly get what I want when I want it.

Even thinking about asking Him “HOW He’s going to fulfill His promise?” ~ well, that’s off limits!

Psalm 84:11 has been rolling around in my head for the past 24 hours or so. “No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.” I love the ring of those words ~ they speak of His promises: good things. Yes, I like those ‘good things.’ The hitch is: it is His meaning of the word ‘good,’ not mine.

The ‘good’ that He speaks of is that which has lasting value–eternal value. This leads me to examine what it is that I am wanting when I want it. Is it considered ‘good’ in His eyes ~ or am I desirous of what seems to be good in my own, or in the world’s, eyes?

An upright soul is one that has no cross purposes with God’s will. It’s a straight soul, one that adheres to the wisdom of God in all circumstances. It’s a soul grounded in truth; it’s undefiled, and it’s full of integrity.

Therefore, to ask “HOW He’s going to fulfill His promise?” is to assume that He does not know best, that He does not purpose the best, and that I must get busy helping Him out…because He’s surely not going to come through for me!!

Just so I won’t forget that I’m to walk ‘uprightly,’ I looked up the word ‘downrightly.’ After studying the antonym, I believe I’ll just wait on Him.




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