“Lead me in Your Truth, and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You do I wait all the day” (Psalm 25:5).
Wait (Def): (Heb): Qavah: To bind together, to expect, Tarry
There is a blessedness in our relationship with the Lord. It is the Lord who leads, and it is the Lord who teaches. The Psalmist brings out these two wonderful aspects of the Lord with his plea:
“Lead me in Your Truth and teach me”. They that wait upon the Lord are waiting to be led and waiting to be taught of God. Within the meaning of Qavah (kaw-vaw) is a living hope, a joyful expectation of being one in heart with God, a binding together of spirits to be joined with the Truth and to be taught of God by the Holy Spirit all that pertains to Life and Godliness (cf. II Peter 1:3). It is a living, vibrant relationship of longing, seeking, searching, listening and uniting in love and grace.
The Psalmist declared: “And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in You” (Psalm 39:7). All our hope, all we joyfully expect and all we desire is in the Lord. “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His Word do I hope” (Psalm 130:5).
The Prophet Isaiah spoke it so eloquently: “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). And, as the hymn writer added, “Teach me, Lord, to wait”. Yes, teach us Lord to wait, to hope, to fly away to Your bosom and find rest (cf. Psalm 55:6).
The Prophet Jeremiah wrote: “The Lord is good to them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him” (Lamentations 3:25). That is the faithfulness of God. He sees, He hears, He knows those who are waiting upon Him and seeking His face, and opening their hearts to be taught of Him; and out of His Goodness He comes to them and refreshes them in His love.
Again, Isaiah cries: “O Lord, be gracious unto us for we have waited for You. Be their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble” (Isaiah 33:2). We depend continually upon the goodness, the graciousness, the faithfulness of our God; in the morning, in the noontime, and when the sun goes down. We wait continually upon the Lord in good times, in times of sorrow and in times of trouble. We wait patiently for Him to lead us, to teach us, to instruct us in the way in which we are to go.
“Yes, in the way of Your Judgments, O Lord, have we waited for You. The very desire of our soul is to Your Name, and to the remembrance of You” (Isaiah 26:8).
“It shall be said in that Day, Lo, this is our God. We have waited for Him, and He will save us; this is the Lord, we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation” (Isaiah 25:9).
Wait, I say on the Lord.
Most inspiring message.