When life’s experiences bring you challenges about which you are not quite sure what to do, I encourage you to follow the instruction given in Psalm 27:14 which says, “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say on the Lord.”
When you feel that situations are coming together to cast you down, I encourage you to wait upon the Lord. The book of Isaiah 40:31 shows that waiting upon God is well worth it. It says, “… 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 text shows that God will not allow you to be put to shame if you wait upon Him for your needs. I pray your excellence shall not be cast down in Jesus amen.
There is a hymn which says, “Oh weary heart there is a home.” Yes, this means, when loneliness, sorrow, joblessness, confusion convene to disturb you, go and wait on Jesus. He will see you through. To wait on God is to prayerfully, faithfully and totally depend on or look up to Christ for your needs.
What are you waiting for? Is it:
- Freedom from shame (Ps. 25:3)? Although it took Joseph some time, but his waiting was worth it. He ended up becoming the second in command to the king. The one who was receiving rationed food in prison became the distributor of food to all people of his land.
- Holy Spirit baptism (Acts 1:4-8)? The disciples received the fullness of the Holy Spirit after waiting on God in prayer for a few days.
- Promotion (Ps. 75:6-7)? Mordecai received promotion from God, even when it seemed impossible, as all odds were against him. It’s worth the wait.
- Daily supply (Ps. 104:27-28)? God supplied His people with Manna from heaven.
- Answer to prayers (Ps. 40:1-3)? Although it seems as if he would not receive answers to his prayers, but at last God sent His angel to remove hindrances from the way of Daniel’s prayers. It’s worth the wait.
- For hope of righteousness, i.e. justification (Gal. 5:5)? It is your portion.
Although your time of waiting on God may vary from situation to situation or from another person’s time of waiting, the bottom line is that God will answer you at the end and your joy will be full.
How to wait:
- Prayerfully – Ps. 25:4-5, 62:8b
- Patiently – Ps. 37:7
- Expectantly – Ps. 65:5-6
- Quietly – Lam. 3:26, 24-31
- Continually – Hosea 12:6, Ps. 62:8a
Don’t wait on the poor they are already poor; don’t wait on the rich they cannot deliver;
Don’t wait to get promotion by oppressing anyone; don’t wait to get rich by robbery, that’s not God’s way. There are terrible rewards for these acts. Just wait on the Lord He will strengthen you. I say wait (Ps. 27:14). It’s worth the wait.
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