“My eyes fail, looking for Your promise; I say, ‘When will You comfort me?’ ” -Psalm 119:82
The psalmist can’t see the outcome. Since God is outside of Time, the Creator of Time, He alone knows the future perfectly. The writer is honest before the Lord asking “when?” As Mediator, Jesus provides us access before the Throne of God to come to Him with our fears, impatience, and all the emotions in between. He will be faithful to wash the earthly grit from our eyes and sharpen our eternal perspective over time. He will do this for the psalmist as well. Why? Because God does not forsake His children. He paid a dear price to rescue us for Himself by permitting His Son Jesus to take our payment of sin. God is our Comfort. He teaches us that this world is not our Home (John 14:1-4). This isn’t all there is to life. Yet even as the world blazes on fire and nations rage, God is a constant companion to those who know and fear Him through Jesus Christ. How is this possible? By taking hold of the promises of God by faith. Faith is a precious jewel in the treasure trove of spiritual riches. For the last two thousand years believers have lived by faith. Before Jesus came in the flesh His people walked by faith too, like the psalmist, believing better things lie ahead when the Messiah would come (Hebrews 11:13-16;32-40). My knowledge may be limited but I can hold fast to the Omniscient Lord. People will disappoint and hurt us in this sin cursed world, but God Eternal never will. He has proved Himself faithful over and over. He is trustworthy. Trust in Him too and take courage while we wait on the Lord.
Grace upon grace,
Growing deeper: Psalm 42; 2 Corinthians 1:3-10; 2 Corinthians 4:8-18; Hebrews 12:1-3