"Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD" (Psalm 27:14).
Four Days Late (by Karen Peck)
Are you waiting on the Lord today?
The news came to Jesus: "Please come fast. / Lazarus is sick and without Your help / He will not last." / Mary and Martha watched their brother die. / They waited for Jesus, but He did not come / And they wondered why.
The death watch was over, buried four days. / Somebody said, "He'll soon be here. / The Lord's on His way." / Martha ran to Him and then she cried, / "Lord, if You had been here, You could have healed Him, / He'd still be alive.
"But You're four days late, and all hope is gone. / Lord, we don't understand why You've waited so long!" / But His way is God's way, not yours or mine. / But isn't it great when He's four days late / He's still on time.
Jesus said, "Martha, show me the grave." / But she said, "Lord, You don't understand, / He's been there four days. / The grave stone was rolled back, then Jesus cried, / "Lazarus, come forth!" Then somebody said, / "He's alive, he's alive!"
You may be fighting a battle of fear. / You've cried to the Lord, "I need You now!" / But He has not appeared. / Friend, don't be discouraged, 'cause He's still the same. / He'll soon be here, He'll roll back the stone, / And He'll call out your name!
When He's four days late, and all hope is gone: / "Lord, we don't understand why You've waited so long!" / But His way is God's way, not yours or mine. / But isn't it great when He's four days late / He's still on time.
Oh, my God is great! When He's four days late, He's still on time!