“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;” Psalm 130:5
Do you see the connection between this verse and this photo?
The dead leaves represent the concealment of hope.
After waiting through the winter, the daffodils thrust through all the dead leaves and shouts,
“Hope is alive!”
The psalmist advices us to wait on hope,
For hope will spring forth from God’s word.
God illustrates His truths, time and time again, through nature. A daffodil’s appearance following a cold winter fairly shouts the truth of hope. This visual of hope serves to remind us to wait and just like the daffodils, in God’s timing, hope will spring forth.
Let’s ponder our present troubles (winter). Like the dead leaves do they conceal the signs of hope? The psalmist counsels us to wait. And as we wait, or gaze upon a simple daffodil, we will be reminded of the hope we have in God’s word.
Sometimes difficulties can come in unrelenting waves. Every day they crash upon our thoughts like waves on a beach. And despite all our gallant efforts to seek God’s peace in these storms, peace evades us. We stand on the beach, alone and at a loss as to what to do. But when we have searched God’s word for direction, and no specific direction is revealed, what then?
Then we do the only thing left to do: Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13 KJV
And as we stand, what then?
Exodus 14:14, “The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
Yes, stand, be silent and wait
It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:26 ES
The hardest part will likely be to wait (it may be awhile). Although, for some it may be to keep silent! Either way, we must submit to God’s timing. Because it is in His timing that:
… all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28