This psalm is one of my favorite psalms. I often open this page up in my bible and with my face on the ground, I pray this psalm to God. I ask Him to hear my voice. I am confident in the Lord and the knowing that one day I will see the Father face to face and all of the things of this world will be erased...all sickness, all meanness, all hurt, all pain, all filth, all anger, all pride, all disrespect, all division, all things that are not of Him will be gone and we will stand with the Father in all of His glory. The very last verse of this chapter has brought me through some very hard times in my life. "Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." If it is mentioned twice in 1 verse then it needs attention paid to it. "WAIT FOR THE LORD".
"Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, "Seek his face!"
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.
Teach me your way, Lord;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.
I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord."
As we steadily seek God's face and not what He can DO for us, we have to be strong and wait for Him to move. Remember....His timing is different from ours...Wait for Him.