The Blessing of Waiting
In our fast-paced world, waiting is often seen as a waste of time. We want everything now, and waiting can be frustrating and even painful. But as believers, we are called to wait on the Lord, and there is a blessing in that waiting.
Isaiah 40:31 says, “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.” This verse reminds us that as we wait on the Lord, He renews our strength and gives us the ability to persevere. It is in the waiting that we learn to trust Him more and draw closer to Him.
Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!” The exhortation is to be of good courage as we wait, knowing that God is with us and will strengthen us. It is through waiting that we learn to lean on Him and find our courage in Him.
Psalm 37:7-9 says, “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret—it only causes harm. For evildoers shall be cut off; but those who wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.” This passage reminds us that waiting on the Lord requires patience and trust. It is in the waiting that we learn to rest in Him and let go of our worries and fears.
Lamentations 3:25-26 says, “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” Waiting on the Lord is not passive but active. It is a time of seeking Him and hoping in Him, knowing that He is good and faithful.
Romans 8:25 says, “But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.” Waiting on the Lord requires perseverance. It is through the waiting that we develop endurance and patience, and learn to trust in His timing and His ways.
In conclusion, waiting on the Lord may be difficult, but it is also a time of blessing. As we wait, we learn to trust Him more, draw closer to Him, and find our strength and courage in Him. Let us wait on the Lord with patience and hope, knowing that He is good and faithful.
I WAIT FOR THE LORD, MY WHOLE BEING WAITS, AND IN HIS WORD I PUT MY HOPE.