11Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
12Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
13I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
14Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Wait! Now that is, perhaps, one of the most difficult words in the English language to hear, especially for a teen. Do you think it was any easier for David, King of Israel? When the armies were advancing against him, the last thing David wanted to do was wait.
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
We may never be kings or queens, but that does not mean we are any more patient? The question we should ask is: "Is it worth the wait?" Yes, it certainly was for David and should be for Christians today as well. Remember our hope to come: we, too, will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Sometimes, living in a world filled with hopelessness and death, that is hard to perceive.
David, in verse 14, certainly does not present a new idea, does he? The Lord had always been his only hope and comfort, and we know that today, at this very moment, he is living in that hope. Think about that! This world that so consumes our lives is but a passing shadow in the realm of eternity. That is not easy to comprehend when, as a teen, your whole life stretches out before you.
Knowing that our days are uncertain, the the years of our life unknown, what should be the main focus of our lives? What should be the main focus of this very day? As Christian teens, pray that God would grant to you wisdom, patience, and hope, along with a fervent desire to walk in His ways, fulfilling the unique purpose He has determined for each of His children.
Yes, wait! Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
God Bless You,