The Doorpost: Waiting on the Lord in times of trouble
By Ray King of Samaritan Ministries · Feb 22, 2021
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land.
Disciples of Jesus Christ always face opposition from evil powers (Ephesians 6:12). Even amidst societal turmoil, our response should be to wait on the Lord, not passively but actively, persevering in doing good, trusting in the Lord and taking delight in Him, confidently expecting His protection and provision.
The last two verses in Psalm 37 assure us, “The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their stronghold in the time of trouble. The LORD helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in Him.”
Don’t fret about the seeming success of evildoers. Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him and do good. Take refuge in Him, waiting for Him with patient endurance. He will act. Take delight in the Lord, enjoying His provision of the desires of our hearts (Psalm 37:4).