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Most of us attempt to plan the course of life plotting toward our aspirations and dreams for the desired future each step of the way.

Yet life tends to provide unexpected detours that alter our best-laid plans. 

What are we to do when our plans are dashed on the rocks or we become discouraged and lose our way?

David the Psalmist is one of many who lends instruction saying, that we are to wait for the Lord… 

I don’t find waiting easy.  I would rather act, move, change, alter, jump, run…   How about you?

And what does it mean to wait for the Lord anyway?

Scripture seems to point to it being a posture of the heart and will.  It involves seeking after God through prayer, the reading and meditation of scripture, and the practice of other disciplines of the faith. 

When waiting on Him, we seek to know Him and ourselves rather than simply seeking answers to our questions or favor to accomplish our goals. 

When waiting we may be tempted to ask what’s next or what we should do.  There is nothing wrong with this.

But in our waiting, He desires us to allow Him to shape us and get to know Him more.  He wants us to wait for Him, so He can walk with us. 

Life is more about the journey, how we travel it, who we travel it with, and what we take with us along the way.


“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”  -Psalm 27:14 NIV


Mike Harder, Concentric President