Waiting is the hardest when we feel like our needs (i.e. money for food, children’s tuition, emergency bills, life partner for singles, books for students, salvation of our neighbors, family and friends, healing for our loved ones, etc.) must be met right quickly. It only takes God’s grace to be still and wait for His timing to answer our prayers. Our tendency is to focus on our situation, instead of the sovereignty of our omniscient God.
It’s never wrong to sometimes remind ourselves with His words in songs. Here’s one of my favorite songs on waiting for God’s timing. I translated it into Tagalog to help our church folks in the Philippines to sing from the heart much better. I am persuaded that songs are sweeter when sung in one’s own tongue.
“Sa Diyos Magtiwala”
Di mo man alintana ang lalakaran,
Magtiwalang ang Diyos ay di magkukulang,
Dunong Nya ay dakila, tapat magpala,
Tyak sayong ang bigay, pinakamahusay.
KORO: May panibagong sigla ang nagtitiwala,
May lakas na pawang sa agila,
Tatakbong di nanghihina,
Pagod ay di dama,
Kaya’t sa Diyos magtiwala.
Matiyaga ang pag-ibig kaya’t maghintay,
Huwag magsawat ang ani’y sa ‘yo’y daratal.
Tumakbong umaasa sa Salita Nya.
Tanging nais Niya’y sa Kanya maghintay.
(Balik sa Koro = “Go back to Chorus/Refrain”)
Translated on May 29, 2010
*originally written by Beth Horton
Here’s the tune of this song:
Here’s the theme verse:
28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, theLord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:28-31)