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My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my expectation is from Him.
Here is a verse we don't usually hang up on our walls.
Why, because it says to wait silently for God.
When was the last time you waited silently for God?
Maybe you never have. Maybe you spend so much time talking to God or telling others about your problems, that you don't let God get a word in edgewise.
You see, when you wait silently for God you have to trust that He will do what's best for you. We think we know what's best and are quick to tell God what we think is best for us.
Think of Joseph who was thrown in a pit by his brothers, then sold into slavery in Egypt.
Sitting in that pit Joseph could have told God, "OK God, here is the plan. You get me out of this pit and send me back home. Then I'll tell my dad what my brothers did to me, and they will be punished, and will have to serve me and I can just kick back and relax"
But that's not the way it happened. Joseph waited silently for God knowing that God had the best planned for him, and not just him, but for hundreds of thousands. Because if Joseph had it done the way we just used in out example, then hundreds of thousands of people would have died because of the famine, but instead God used this situation to save many from starvation and death.
So next time things are going bad, instead of telling God what He should do, just sit silently and wait on Him. You may not save thousands, but you may save yourself sleepless nights and frustration.