I am waiting and anticipating for God to answer a longsuffering prayer. To be honest, I must confess there are times I sigh and grow weary. I want to ask God, “When God, when?”
I don’t know anyone who likes to wait. How we wait is important to God. Will you be frustrated or transformed while you wait? He gives the grace to await His purposes if we trust in Him. In our flesh, we want proof; but our spirit requires faith.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)
Here are some truths to follow while waiting on God:
Put your hope in His Word. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope. (Psalm 130:5)
Trust in the Lord, not in your own understanding. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
You have an opportunity to experience God’s goodness. I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. (Psalm 27:13)
Wait on God’s promise – Don’t go your own way. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. (Ephesians 3:20)
Be strong and courageous. Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord. (Psalm 31:24)
Be steadfast in prayer and thanksgiving. Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving. (Colossians 4:2)
Be assured – the blessings are coming. Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him. (Isaiah 30:18)
Next time you wait impatiently, remind yourself that God always has good reasons for making us wait, and he never asks us to wait without Him. Isaiah knew this when he wrote:
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)
Thank you Lord, for the faith to know that you are in charge of every detail of our lives. Your timing is perfect, and we can trust in you to renew our strength.
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