“The LORD is good unto them that wait for him.” (Lamentations 3:25)

Again, we find those words “the LORD is good” coming from the pen of the weeping prophet Jeremiah. There is in this verse a word of hesitation, a reminder to slow down, to pause. How we need to learn to wait upon the Lord in the day and age in which we live. Here we see the “Enabling Succor” of His Goodness. The word succor means “to help, or to aid; something that furnishes relief.” That is what God’s goodness does for those who wait upon Him.

In verse 26 of this chapter, we read that we are to wait upon Him for Salvation. Our souls are saved, but our bodies are not. We are awaiting the redemption of our fleshly tabernacles (Romans 8:23). We have been justified, we are being sanctified, and one day we will be glorified! And what a day that will be! And it will be not because of our goodness, but because of His goodness.

We are to wait on Him for Strength (Isaiah 40:31). How often we endeavor to labor in our own strength and fail because we do not wait upon Him.

We are to wait upon God for our Sustenance (Psalm 62:5). May we learn again to wait upon the Lord, for “The LORD is good unto them that wait for him.”

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Craig Burcham, GSBC Faculty

Bro. Burcham served as the Chairman of the Bible Department at Golden State Baptist College before answering the call to pastor the Mountain Vista Baptist Church in Sierra Vista, AZ. Pastor Burcham travels each week to teach the next generation at GSBC. Before coming to GSBC, he served as a missionary with his family in Japan for several years and then pastored in Missouri.