I have been known to ponder, from time to time, if doing things the right way is worth it in the long run.
Maybe you too have entertained such thoughts. I used to feel I was the only one, until I read Psalm 131. It was a relief to know that others have had similar faith shaking thoughts, even one of the writers of the Bible!
On the days when I can’t see beyond my current circumstances, when the right way is the more painful way, the last line of this Psalm reminds me to wait with hope.
Because God is our living Hope, He waits with us in our waiting. Hope now, Hope always. What a reminder of His ever-presentness to cling to on the hardest of days! Hope isn’t just coming in the future, Hope is present now.
“God, I’m not trying to rule the roost, I don’t want to be king of the mountain. I haven’t meddled where I have no business or fantasized grandiose plans. I’ve kept my feet on the ground, I’ve cultivated a quiet heart. Like a baby content in its mother’s arms, my soul is a baby content. Wait, Israel, for God. Wait with hope. Hope now; hope always!”(Psalm 131 MSG)