“Make known to me your ways, Lord; teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my savior. For you I wait all the long day, because of your goodness, Lord.” Psalms 25:4-5.
What does it mean to you to have someone teach you and guide you? And what would it be like to have wait for this teacher to arrive — all the long day?
Do you think we would become tired and impatient? Do you think we might wonder what we’re waiting for and why this person would call us and then make us wait?
And yet, this is our God, who knows all, loves all and embraces all. Our God continues to call us and provide a path, complete with guidance and patience, because He is filled with goodness, even if it seems like He makes us wait.
Reaching out to our God at a time of trouble or distress, especially when we wonder if He’s there at all, might seem like something you don’t know how to do. In our culture today, instant gratification is the new normal. We want things when we want them. Being patient and waiting for something we desire certainly seems to be counterintuitive to what we have come to know.
And yet our God stands outside of this culture and beckons us to respond to His call. He invites us to take His path, to learn His truths and to know His ways. What can you do today to invite God to become part of your life in a way that opens a door for His love, His grace and His direction into your life? Ask Him to help you. All we must do is turn toward Him and He will completely overtake us.
Kate Walsh Soucheray is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Stillwater. She works at Christian Heart Counseling at 275 Third St. South and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-439-2059, ext. 718.