Do I Have to Wait?
Verse 10 For the sake of Your servant David, do not reject Your anointed one.
The psalmist takes a slight turn in his narrative to remind God of His promise to David to have an heir on the throne of His people forever.
David may not have understood the complete story of his descendants reigning over God’s people forever but he did know that God would keep His promise. Just as with our lives, we can know that God is working out His will even when we don’t see how He is working.
David didn’t see how his grandson caused the division of the tribes. He didn’t know that God keeping His promise would have what looked like a break of the promise. The exile took the people out of their land and the ruler off the throne. But the true King never left the throne. He knew where His people were and furthermore was the one that put them there as punishment for disobedience.
The psalmist was praying that God remembered His promise to David, the man after His own heart, so that God would bless the people of the nation because of His love for David. This request was not made with the thought that God would forget His promise to David but with the plea that God would extend His promise to the nation.
This nation had been God’s chosen people for generations, though He had chosen them before the world was created. He had brought them through some big trials and had cared for them in miraculous ways throughout their history and yet this psalmist is pleading with God not to forget this specific promise. Maybe this psalmist knew as David had, that this promise wasn’t to be kept in the most literal sense. That God’s ways are different than our ways and that His ways are better.
God’s plans are higher than our plans and He will execute them in the way He sees best, whether it is how we would have done it or not. He will work out His will in each of our lives, in His time and in His way.
Making It Personal
Do you find it hard to trust God’s timing and ways? Why is it hard for you to trust? Has His timing and method ever failed you?
Making It Personal Kids
Is it hard when things don’t go the way you want? How do you act when you don’t get your way? How can you learn to trust Jesus’ way to be the best way?
Father, we trust You and Your way and timing. Please help us as we trust Your guidance for our future. Our life is in Your hands. In Jesus’ name, amen.