Joshua, Caleb, Waiting and the Truth of Psalm 37

Waiting, waiting, waiting is the hardest test God has given to us in so many ways. We want the answer now but Isaiah tells us that God’s ways are higher than ours. His answers are, in fact, so precious that we can claim the principle that Jeremiah told the exiles in Babylon.  Jeremiah said to them, listen, God has a plan; will you trust Him? God has not just a plan but a plan to prosper you, to show you how to become His treasure. God has a plan for a future that will shine like the heavens because it will be filled with hope.

This is where Joshua and Caleb were. Like the exiles centuries later, they had waited patiently for 40+ years to see the Promised Land. They were the only two of the Egyptian slaves to believe God’s promise. But because of the sin of unbelief of others, they had to wait. That is so like us. God has us do laps around the wilderness until we are just the perfect spot for His plan, not ours, to come to fruition. It might be hard, uncomfortable---think camping night after night, eating manna day after day.

Perhaps that is where you are, waiting for the birth of a vision that you have held onto what seems forever. Take a lesson from Joshua and Caleb. God’s timing is perfect, His plan is higher and grander than you could ever think or plan for.

Psalm 37 reminds us to trust in the Lord, don’t be angry and frustrated and don’t fret! Those who rely on the Lord will possess the land and that is just what happened to Joshua and Caleb.

Will you trust Him? Will you wait on Him?

 

Published by Gaye Austin