Yesterday, we discussed that during those inevitable times of waiting in our lives, we are to wait in eager and patient anticipation for what the Lord is going to do in us. We are to wait with great hope because His is our help and our shield.
Today, I'd like us to continue digging into the meaning of Psalm 27:14.
"Wait for the LORD; be strong and let your
heart take courage;yes, wait for the LORD."Psalm 27:14, NASB (emphasis added)
We are not only to wait in eager and patient anticipation for what the Lord is going to do in our lives, the Psalmist tells us in our waiting that we are also to "be strong".
Strong is a transliteration of the Hebrew word hazaq. This word means to be strong, be courageous, to make firm, strengthen, support, encourage; to preserve, to conquer, seize, retain, to harden. I found it very interesting that this term was also frequently used in reference to construction or repair work (2 Kings 12:5ff; 1 Chronicles 26:27; Nehemiah 3:4ff; Nahum 3:14).
Think about this with me:
Could it be that in our waiting, God is constructing or building something in us?
Could it be that in our waiting, God is repairing or mending a part of us that is broken?
Could it be? I definitely think it could be! Oh, the hope this gives me as I wait, knowing that God is working in me and on me to construct a woman who will more accurately and beautifully reflect His holiness!
In our waiting in eager and patient anticipation of what the Lord is doing and is going to do in our lives, in this very waiting moment, we are...
~conquering or seizing something in our lives
~built upon- something in us is begin built up
Today Beloved, as you wait, know that He is repairing and constructing in you something new and beautiful!