7/17 Psalm 27:14

14 Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!

In this psalm, David extols all that God has meant to him, light, salvation, protection, vindication, help, and goodness. That gave him courage to believe that God would answer this prayer he was praying. If God had been all that to him in the past, and David could say that he was just as earnest in seeking God as he had ever been, then he knew God would be the same today.

When we find ourselves in what appears to be an impossible situation, when we can't see any way out, we must remind ourselves of all that God has done in the past. Has He delivered you before? Has He been your light in darkness, the Savior of your soul, strength when you were weak, protected you from your enemies, helped you and been good to you? Well then, why not trust Him to be the same now? If you think your present situation is too tough for God, your idea of God is too small!

Now comes the hard part; wait for God. If you don't know what to do or how He would have you proceed, then wait. Be strong. Let your heart take courage. Don't fear. God is more than capable of delivering you. He is the same faithful God today as He was in the past. He never changes. Every time your mind tells you the situation is hopeless, look at all God has done in your past and in the Scriptures and take courage.

Consider: Waiting is difficult because our old nature is faithless and self-reliant. Waiting shows that we trust God to answer prayer. It shows our confidence in Him.