Psalm 119: 121 I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors. 122 Guarantee your servant’s well-being; do not let the godless oppress me. 123 My eyes fail from watching for your salvation, and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise. 124 Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love, and teach me your statutes. 125 I am your servant; give me understanding, so that I may know your decrees. 126 It is time for the Lord to act, for your law has been broken.
The psalmist is running out of patience. In his mind he has done what is required to receive the blessing and protection of God, but God appears nowhere to be found. “It is time for the Lord to act…”. Makes me think about early Christians who were constantly persecuted in Jesus’ name, how they likely prayed a similar prayer. Or Christians who were fed to the lions. Or Jews during the holocaust. Or even people today who are in need. Me. You.
It’s hard waiting on the Lord. But wait we must. Lord give us grace to wait upon you to renew our strength. Come Lord. Amen.