“We wait in hope for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
For we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we pin our hope in you.
(Psalm 33:2022 NIV)
We wait. Do we like to wait? Not always, especially when we are young. We
live in a “fast food” world. Some times we wait in fear. Other times we wait in dread.
But the psalmist says “We wait in hope for the Lord;” we could wait in hope because we know him and believe he will make everything right. We could waiti n hope because we will see him in all his glory.
The writer knows God is our help and shield. He rescues us from this sinful world and take us away from those who injure us.
We will ‘be happy and rejoice’ because we will be seeing a friend, someone we know, someone we trust. The psalmist say, ‘we trust in his holy name.’ We can’t trust in anything or anyone else without getting disappointed or disillusioned, friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, delivery men, repair men.
When was the last time we rejoiced over something good that happened to us, our family, or our friends? We will rejoice when we see the Lord, because of who he is.