The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
When God sees us in trouble, He is not surprised.
He gave us power to get into as much trouble as we want. He gave us free will, the ability to make our own decisions. We can choose to do things our own way or choose to do things His way.
When we choose to do things the way God wants us to, we’re surprised by how well things turn out.
Why are we surprised?
We have plenty of opportunities to see God’s goodness in our lives and in the lives of those around us. But we rarely seek Him.
Our prayers sometimes start off with an emotional rant about our troubles. Don’t you think it would be better to wait quietly for Him to speak?
I know He can help us in our troubles, but He can also share in our joys. He can help us with minor questions and major problems.
Sometimes He just wants to be with us.
If we’ll work on our relationship with God in good times and bad, we’ll place our hope in Him. We’ll seek Him out not just for help, but for companionship and joy-sharing.
When we develop a relationship with God, we develop our ability to trust Him. And when we trust Him, it’s so much easier to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.