"my soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him."
waiting. that's a big one. this verse really grabbed me and threw me down on the ground. first of all, there's the waiting part. what does that really mean? do we pray and ask God for some higher-than-us thing and then EXPECT His answer right away? in all probability, that's exactly what happens. we are perfectly content to wait, as long as the waiting doesn't extent past the number of alloted days we have marked off on our calendar. now for the "only" part. we humans are notorious for always wanting something we don't have. i have discovered that when we look to something other than God, we always come up empty handed. always. sure, we might be happy and content for awhile, but our hearts soon turn to the next desire and then the next. it's hard to imagine truly being happy with God only, yet that's exactly what He calls us to strive for. He knows that He is enough for us, but we just can't seem to grasp it. ok, let's go back to the silence thing. yeah, you knew it was coming. why is it that we cannot seem to be silent when God is trying desperately to speak to us? waiting in silence means waiting with a trusting heart, not constantly questioning why He hasn't answered us. waiting in silence means waiting for His revelation and truth. in this "gotta have it now" world, we have really lost sight of the sweetness that accompanies the journey of waiting. it's in the silence of waiting that our Father often reveals His beautiful heart most clearly.