Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Psalm 37: 7

It is really easy to get impatient with life when the rules that give it order and the processes that create equity seem to be ignored by people who have the power and the position to make the important decisions. You do all of the right things, prepare to do it all with excellence, and seek God’s wisdom in the important decisions that you need to make. Still, things don’t always go as they should, and in some aspects of life things seem to always go wrongly. It all feels unfair and unjust, and the people who consistently do the wrong things are too often the ones who prosper.

One of the greatest problems that we people have is the one of perspective, for we see our world from the point of view of where our feet are standing, and even that vantage point is diminished when we have been knocked down by the force of a hard day. Yet, God’s voice keeps speaking, and His Spirit continues to interact with our hearts. In times of hardship and disappointment, the Lord wants us to turn toward Him with an honest outpouring of our pain and disappointment and with openness to hear His words of truth and to accept His soothing touch. The hardest part of this for me is that He doesn’t always provide me with complete understanding of the situation or with answers to my own challenges and questions. Instead, God, through His silence, says to wait.

However, God’s silence is filled with sounds that are mighty and with meaning that goes beyond my ability to grasp. In the quiet of those hours and days of waiting for the Lord to show me His way the sounds of angel’s wings provide the background music, and the ever present and everlasting word of God speaks truth to my heart. God continuously tells me that He knows where I am going; so, I need to trust Him and take the next step. The Lord says that I should not worry about the prosperity or success of others, for the decisions that His court of justice hands out are┬áthe only ones that stand for eternity. Finally, Christ speaks clearly and says that His love for me is too great and His sacrifice is beyond perfect; so, I can answer the unfairness of life with love and with grace, and I can allow peace to fill my heart and calm my spirit.