“Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in Him, because we trust in His holy name. Let Your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in You.”
Can you imagine what it would be like to live this life never being disappointed? In other words, something that has been appointed for you, never being removed or delayed or cancelled. I am sure that as I journey through life, there will be the opportunity for disappointment to loom over me. There are things that I wait for. Things deep in my heart that I long for. The hidden things within my soul that move me to dream, that move me to weep. There is a ‘not knowing’ that I experience, and I am sure you experience that as well. I can, however, take comfort in this psalm, in the deep desire to know the Lord. I wait for Him. I long for Him. I want to know Him more. I want to be found in Him. The writer asks that the steadfast love, of the Lord, be upon us. I have briefly written about disappointment, something many of us could feel at this time. That could be upon you at this time. Yet there is something far greater that can be upon you, the steadfast love of the Lord. It makes your heart glad, it fills you with hope. It is a help and shield in time of disappointment.
Response: Ask God to search your heart. Write down how you feel at this time. Above all things, be honest. He is your Father and He loves you.
Prayer: Dear Father, this is how I feel at this time…insert what you have written… However, I wait for You. I put my trust and hope in You. May I know Your steadfast love upon me. Thank You for faithfully watching over me. Amen.