How good to know that there is Someone out there — no, Someone right here with us—who does not have to wait. He lives in eternity. He sees the past, and present, and future just as easily as if they were one. No, we can’t understand that, nor were we meant to, any more than our two year old granddaughter should be expected to understand the difference between today and the first day of next month. If we ask her to wait, we hope she will do simply that, without working herself into a frenzy trying to understand it. For one thing, it won’t help her at all, and will probably make things somewhat worse.
Jesus explains our faith for salvation in terms of childlike faith. He also tells us to wait on Him on a day by day basis, and that if we do, it will strengthen our heart. Any of us who have walked for many years with the Lord, have seen that proven to be true. When we have waited on God, and let Him do things in His own way and time, the final result was usually quite awesome. And we came out on the other side with a much stronger heart.
This is exactly the kind of attitude we need right now for these very special and threatening days of medical and economic crisis.
Here is the command, not the suggestion:
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.