Those Who Wait

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I hope.
PSALM 130:5
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Those Who Wait
Now there are some who want to set the goal, appoint the hour and measure, and prescribe to God how they are to be helped. And if they do not experience this, they despair; or, if possible, they seek help elsewhere These do not tarry and wait for the Lord. God is supposed to wait for them, be ready at once, and help exactly as they themselves have designed. Those who wait for the Lord however, ask for mercy; but they leave it to God's gracious will when, how, where, and by what means He helps them They have no doubt about His aid, but they do not give it a name. They let God christen and name it, even if it is delayed immeasurably long. But he who designates the help, does not receive it; for he does not wait and submit to God's council, will, and delay.

From Seven Penitential Psalms (Luther's Works 14:192)
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