I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Have you ever felt like that? You cry and cry until you are weary of crying. Your throat is dry and hoarse, all because you have been waiting on God. Wouldn't it be nice if we could get up every morning singing... "Oh what a beautiful morning, Oh what a beautiful day, Oh what a beautiful morning, EVERYTHING'S going my way."
But the truth is that a lot of our days are more like the song: "Gloom, despair, and agony on me. Deep, dark depression, excessive misery. If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.
Gloom, despair, and agony on me"
It seems that road construction is going on everywhere these days and there's no shortage of signs that read: "EXPECT DELAYS"
Life is filled with a series of delays and frustrations and setbacks. Waiting is one of the hardest things that we have to do. Life is short so we feel like we don't have time to waste, especially as we get older. It seems like the older you get, the faster time goes by.
Andy Rooney said, "I've learned that life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes."
It gets frustrating when you hear these folks talk like they never have any problems, difficulties or delays. They brag about getting the best seats, best parking spaces and the best of everything. They are so blessed and highly favored until they never get sick, never have any financial difficulties and never have a disagreement with their spouse. Everything is great, awesome, fantastic and coming up roses!
But for the rest of us still living on planet earth; life is more difficult than easy. At least it was for Jacob, who said, "All these things are against me." - Genesis 42:36 b
It was for Job, who said, "For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me." - Job 3:25 a
It was for Paul, who said, "For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:" - 2 Corinthians 1:8
So, if you are facing troubles in this world you are in good company. It's only human nature for us to want life to be easy. But it seems like we have more than our share of delays, setbacks and interruptions.
In fact, it was Simon Peter, who said, "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:" - I Peter 4:12
Trials are very trying; it has been said that, "These are the times that try men's souls".
A man, with toolbox in hand, rang the doorbell.
"Good morning, ma'am, I'm the plumber. I've come to fix the pipe."
"But I didn't call a plumber."
"You didn't? Aren't you Mrs. Foster?"
"No, she moved away a year ago."
"How do you like that? They call for a plumber, claiming it's an emergency, and then they move away!"
Sometimes it seems as if God responds to our emergencies like that plumber responded to that call.
When we are in the middle of a crisis we cry out to God until we become like the Psalmist: "
I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God."
"It may be difficult to wait on the Lord, but it is worse to wish you had."
- Amish Proverb.
When there are delays; we must trust God and not our circumstances!
A reporter once asked Mrs. Einstein if she understood the theory of relativity.
"No, but I know Albert and he can be trusted."
You may not understand the delays of life but I know my Lord and He can be trusted!