Posted by Tamar Chipp on 19 October 2017

In​ ​Psalms​ ​27:14, ​David​ ​tells​ ​himself​ ​to​ ​wait​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Lord. ​ ​He​ ​goes​ ​on​ ​to​ ​challenge​ ​himself​ ​to​ ​be​ ​brave​ ​and courageous. ​ ​Then​ ​he​ ​utters​ ​a​ ​second​ ​admonishment​ ​to​ ​wait​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Lord.  The​ ​repetition​ ​is​ ​no​ ​accident. ​ ​David​ ​was​ ​familiar​ ​with​ ​the​ ​ache​ ​of​ ​waiting. ​ ​He​ ​waited​ ​in​ ​the​ ​fields​ ​as​ ​a​ ​shepherd​ ​boy. He​ ​waited​ ​as​ ​he​ ​ran​ ​for​ ​his​ ​life​ ​hiding​ ​from​ ​Saul. ​ ​Even​ ​as​ ​the​ ​anointed​ ​next​ ​King​ ​of​ ​Israel, ​ ​he​ ​waited​ ​on​ ​God​ ​to​ ​put him​ ​in​ ​position​ ​as​ ​King, ​ ​denying​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​take​ ​Saul’s​ ​life​ ​out​ ​of​ ​revenge. ​ ​David​ ​understood​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of waiting, ​​even​ ​through​ ​grueling​ ​circumstances. ​ ​He​ ​trusted​ ​that​ ​God​ ​was​ ​working​ ​while​ ​he​ ​waited.

Like​ ​David,​ ​we​ ​can​ ​be​ ​confident​ ​that​ ​God​ ​is​ ​working​ ​as​ ​we​ ​wait​ ​on​ ​Him.​ ​We​ ​have​ ​to​ ​be​ ​careful​ ​not​ ​to​ ​mistake​ ​God’s silence​ ​for​ ​negligence.​ ​Often​ ​times,​ ​we​ ​want​ ​an​ ​immediate​ ​answer​ ​or​ ​sign​ ​after​ ​we​ ​pray.​ ​We​ ​wait,​ ​and​ ​after​ ​some time,​ ​we​ ​start​ ​to​ ​wonder.​ ​Did​ ​He​ ​hear​ ​us?​ ​Did​ ​He​ ​get​ ​our​ ​message?​ ​Is​ ​He​ ​working?​ ​The​ ​answer​ ​is​ ​yes.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​silence, God​ ​is​ ​orchestrating​ ​His​ ​plan​ ​and​ ​design​ ​that​ ​speaks​ ​loud​ly ​and​ ​clearly​ ​in​ ​its​ ​time.​ ​That’s​ ​why,​ ​sandwiched​ ​in​ ​the middle​ ​of​ ​David’s​ ​declaration​ ​to​ ​wait​ ​patiently​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Lord,​ ​he​ ​tells​ ​his​ ​heart​ ​to​ ​be​ ​brave​ ​and​ ​courageous.

I’ve​ ​been​ ​walking​ ​through​ ​this​ ​very​ ​season.

God​ ​recently​ ​showed​ ​this​ ​to​ ​me​ ​while​ ​planning​ ​a​ ​very​ ​large-scale​ ​event.​ ​I​ ​was​ ​working​ ​with​ ​an​ ​event​ ​coordinator​ ​who was​ ​very​ ​experienced.​ ​She​ ​was​ ​highly​ ​recommended​ ​and​ ​her​ ​service​ ​and​ ​knowledge​ ​was​ ​exemplary.​ ​As​ ​we corresponded,​ ​mainly​ ​through​ ​email,​ ​I​ ​noticed​ ​that​ ​it​ ​would​ ​take​ ​a​ ​bit​ ​of​ ​time​ ​for​ ​her​ ​to​ ​respond.​ ​Sometimes​ ​I​ ​wouldn’t hear​ ​back​ ​from​ ​her​ ​for​ ​a​ ​few​ ​days.​ ​I​ ​would​ ​nervously​ ​follow​ ​up​ ​and​ ​she​ ​would​ ​graciously​ ​affirm​ ​that​ ​everything​ ​was under​ ​control.

We​ ​met​ ​together​ ​a​ ​few​ ​days​ ​before​ ​the​ ​event​ ​for​ ​a​ ​final​ ​walkthrough​ ​to​ ​discuss​ ​details.​ ​As​ ​we​ ​neared​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the meeting,​ ​she​ ​stopped​ ​and​ ​looked​ ​at​ ​me​ ​very​ ​intently,​ ​touched​ ​my​ ​arm,​ ​and​ ​said​ ​calmly,​ ​“Tamar,​ ​just​ ​because​ ​I’m​ ​not responding​ ​as​ ​quickly​ ​as​ ​you’d​ ​like,​ ​doesn’t​ ​mean​ ​I’m​ ​not​ ​working.​ ​I’m​ ​taking​ ​the​ ​time​ ​to​ ​do​ ​what​ ​you’ve​ ​requested.​ ​I have​ ​your​ ​back.​ ​Everything​ ​is​ ​going​ ​to​ ​be​ ​great!” 

At​ ​that​ ​moment,​ ​I​ ​knew​ ​I​ ​was​ ​in​ ​good​ ​hands​ ​and​ ​the​ ​event​ ​would​ ​be​ ​everything​ ​I​ ​hoped​ ​it​ ​to​ ​be.​ ​I​ ​knew​ ​the​ ​Lord​ ​was reassuring​ ​and​ ​calming​ ​my​ ​fears​ ​about​ ​the​ ​unknown​ ​in​ ​my​ ​work​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​life.​ ​He​ ​spoke​ ​through​ ​this​ ​woman​ ​to reassure​ me ​that​ ​He​ ​was​ ​indeed​ ​working,​ ​sometimes​ ​without​ ​evidence​ ​right​ ​away.​ ​Even​ ​in​ ​the​ ​silence,​ ​I​ ​could​ ​rest knowing​ ​that​ ​while​ ​I'm​ ​waiting,​ ​God​ ​is​ ​working​ ​on​ ​my​ ​behalf.​ ​I​ ​left​ ​that​ ​meeting​ ​with​ ​a​ ​confidence​ ​I​ ​didn’t​ ​have​ ​when​ ​I walked​ ​in.

In​ ​every​ ​season, ​we​ ​can​ ​rest​ ​assured​ ​that​ ​God​ ​is​ ​working​ ​while​ ​we​ ​wait. ​ ​Hope​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Lord, ​ my​ ​friend, ​ ​as​ ​you​ ​wait​ ​on the​ ​promise.

“I​ ​wait​ ​for​ ​the​ ​LORD, ​ ​my​ ​soul​ ​does​ ​wait, ​ ​And​ ​in​ ​His​ ​word​ ​do​ ​I​ ​hope.” -Psalms​ ​130:5

Tamar Chipp is a worship leader whose heart is to exalt Jesus, share His truth and see people changed by His power. She leads the band Modern Day Cure with her husband, Aaron. www.moderndaycure.com

More like this

Kingdom Renaissance

The Story Behind The Story: Colin Edge, worship leader at the McKinney campus of Covenant Church, Texas, explains how God took over with their latest album "Kingdom". It’s some time in the fall of 2013, our Senior Pastor Mike Hayes...

Worship With North Point InsideOut: Mondays With Morgan Episode 8

Hey friends! Welcome to this episode of Mondays With Morgan!! We have a lot of people speaking a lot of good truth in this episode! You'll get to hear from the founder of Worship Leaders Collective, North Point InsideOut, and Emily from North Point! She challenges us to go out in our congregations and meet new people!

Paul Baloche Song Devotional - Once For All

Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice once for all. Paul reads a short passage from Hebrews and shares how those verses inspired the song "Once For All" from his new album "Your Mercy." 

Free Songs