Psalm 37:6 “He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.”
[Praise be to you, Lord God, for only you truly know where we are right and where we are wrong. When we are falsely accused, unjustly condemned, or wrongly attacked, we are to entrust ourselves to you. Then at just the proper time, you will clearly and publicly reveal where we are right in you–which may be next week or it may be in eternity.
The key is that we need to wait for your timing. This means to be willing to endure wrong, to pass through the tension of others’ disapproval and condemnation, believing that you, Lord, know the truth and will bring it out at the right juncture.
I praise you for the times in my life where you did exactly this, with those attacking me, admitting in the end, that they were wrong, without my forcing their hand in any way. I praise you, Father of Truth, that you are faithful to bring timely vindication of those who trust in you.
Psalm 37:7 “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;”
[That can be so hard! We want help and justification now! But you, Lord, in your wisdom and complete knowledge, will move in your perfect timing–which is usually different than ours.
“Why do you wait so long?” we cry. Yet you are at work, preparing all for the right time of revelation and deliverance. A good example again is Joseph. You kept him in captivity “till the word of the LORD proved him true.” (Psalm 105:19). When Joseph had learned all he needed, then God acted and brought him out of prison and into Pharaoh’s service.
And it wasn’t until more than eight years after becoming the ruler that Joseph was justified before his family, when they came to Egypt for food. Then his prophetic dreams came true as they all bowed down to him. It was God’s timing.
Then there was David, who had to wait years after being anointed before he actually became king.
Am I willing to wait for God’s perfect timing? Things work out much better that way! Help me, Lord, to rest in you, to patiently trust you, to join you in waiting for the perfect time to answer my prayers–and thereby bring you honor before the great cloud of witnesses that surround all believers (Heb 12:1).]