"In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and
wait in expectation."
One description of Advent is “A season of expectant waiting and preparation.” In Psalm 5:3, David acknowledges that God hears his voice crying out, and then he waits in expectation that God will act. He does not tell God how to act. He cries for help, then waits – expectantly. David is dependent, not demanding. His need is desperate, but he is not desperate himself. Why? Because David’s faith is not in the outcome, but in a Father who hears and acts on his behalf. He waits with wonder.
Waiting is also a time of preparation. It is active, not passive. Waiting prepares our hearts to intently focus on what God has already provided in Jesus. Indeed, if God did not spare His own Son, will He not graciously provide for your needs?
About the writer:
Cyndi Anderson is the wife of a retired Army officer, mother of two and grandmother to ten grandchildren. She and her family make their home in Colorado Springs. Her passion is for leading Bible studies, some of which she has written, and she has authored discussion guides for several Christian books, including the recent Missing Jesus by Haven’s Charles and Janet Morris. May you be blessed as you read this month, joining Cyndi in Christmas waiting and wonder.
WHEN YOU ARE IN DESPERATE NEED, CRY OUT TO GOD AND THEN WAIT EXPECTANTLY. HOW IS HE PREPARING YOUR HEART WHILE YOU WAIT?
Bible In A Year
- Ezekiel 45-46
- Proverbs 3
- Hebrews 1-2