“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” (Psalms 27:13-14 ESV)
Observe in the above photo. Showed clearly is the display of humility and trust between Rocky the cat and Ginger the dog. While Rocky is catching up on hisneeded z’s in Ginger’s bed, Ginger waits patiently in Rocky’s bed for Rocky to wake up.
Rocky and Ginger were obviously going through a wait in time. In that present time Ginger was confident she would see that situation through. She demonstrated unconditional love and faithfulness while Rocky seemed to live out that time without a worry in the world. Ginger obviously knew from experience and wisdom what it meant to wait on Rocky. Ginger had the ability to endure the patience needed to let Rocky sleep because Ginger had expectations and hope that Rocky will wake up soon.
As Christians, it is not easy to “wait on the Lord” even though Rocky showcased it was easy. “In our present time”, it does not matter who we are – we all wait. Our wait in time can be insignificant or monumental.
Based on how Rocky and Ginger treated each other through their wait time, they provided valuable lessons on how we can “wait on the Lord”. They both were able to coexist instead of competing with each otherduring their wait in time. Both exhibited incredible strength: Ginger with her patience, forgiveness and thankfulness for having Rocky as a friend; and, Rockywith his ability to trust Ginger enough that he couldrelax and re-energize with calmness.
We never know when we will have a wait in time; but, we can coexist with those waits! If we can see through the example of Rocky and Ginger, we can rest in God’s goodness and receive positive changes while waiting. We need to remember to humble ourselves because it is God who put us in our waiting time and our life is not ours – it’s His. And, each time we find ourselveswaiting on the Lord, it is another opportunity given to us by God to express ourselves in a powerful and loving way. By demonstrating our faith in Our Heavenly Father we put our trust in Him and others above ourselves. By acting in a Godly manner we will receive joy!
(Photo provided by my sister-in-law, Valerie Egener. Rocky and Ginger are two out-of-four of their adorable four-legged familymembers.)