PSALM 27 “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD” (Ps. 27:14). Waiting on the Lord means looking unto Him. It means seeking the Lord with anticipation that He will reward you. It means having faith in God. When a good waiter waits on his customer, he pays attention to them. He may be out of sight, but he’s always watching. When their glass needs to be filled, he fills it. He serves his customer as a servant serves his master. We’ve all been frustrated by waiters and waitresses who’ve ignored us. Those aren’t the ones we give big tips. To wait on God means to be attentive to Him—to seek Him continually and always listen to His voice. Just as a waiter gives better service if he only has one customer, we wait on the Lord better if He’s our only focus. We can’t serve two masters (Matt. 6:24). Our hearts must be focused on God alone. If a waiter gives his undivided attention to his customer, he receives a reward. The better the job, the better the tip. If we wait on the Lord, He’ll encourage us and strengthen our hearts. What a reward! Are you in need of more courage? Could your heart stand to be strengthened? The way to obtain these things is to wait on the Lord. The more you wait, the more you’re encouraged and strengthened. Wait, I say, on the Lord!

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