Sometimes while we are waiting on a change in circumstances or increase in an area of our life we grow restless. We begin to fret and complain. We become discontent. Perhaps we are waiting on a job promotion and begin to envy those who have been promoted. Perhaps we have a financial need and grow impatient waiting on the ability to take care of it. Perhaps we have a health issue we are waiting to see resolved. Perhaps we are wanting an opportunity to use our giftings in the church and find ourselves having to wait on an opening to do so.
When we find ourselves in this place, a place of waiting, the Word of God tells us how we are to wait. Seldom is it how we find ourselves waiting. God knows are natural, fleshly tendencies and therefore the Word is full of reminders of just how we are to wait. So if you currently find yourself in a place of waiting, regardless of what you are waiting on or for, take a look at but a few verses from the Word of God to remind you of the importance of waiting and how we are to wait…
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.~Isaiah 40:31
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.~Psalm 37:7
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope.~Psalm 130:5
Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.~Psalm 25:5
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.~Psalm 27:13,14
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore He will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!~Isaiah 30:18
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.~Matthew 6:34
I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven.
As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till He shows us his mercy.~Psalm 123:1,2
And finally one of my favorites.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.~Matthew 6:33
For when we seek His Kingdom and His righteousness first, everything else will eventually fall into place! He will meet our needs, He will work out those challenges that are beyond are capability, He will move in the hearts of Kings, rulers and others in our lives. He will take care of us! Rushing ahead of God and trying to orchestrate things in the flesh never works out for our good or the good of others. Wait on the Lord! He is trustworthy! He is faithful! He will come through for all those who wait on Him!
Thank you for writing these words! I needed to hear these scriptures today. We have been in a place of waiting for several things we feel the Lord has promised us. I find myself crying out to him more and more often, “When, Lord, When?”
His timing is perfect Carolyn…ours not so much! Praying He will meet your request at the perfect time. Blessings!