If you have been a Christian for any period of time you would have experienced a time where you had to wait or be patient for God’s perfect timing on the answer to your prayer. It could be for a job, salvation for a loved one, or if praying and believing for a spouses. Those times of waiting could seem like they are taking forever. One thing that I know is that you can trust God’s timing. And when he comes through you will see why you had to wait for that time. Often it seems that he isn’t answering our prayers or doesn’t understand the urgency of the situation. That kind of thinking implies that God is not in control or is not fair. But God is worth waiting for. Let these verses encourage you as you wait for your blessing. It’s on the way. For the notes and prayer plan for this episode, click here. Click below to listen.
But they who wait for 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 ESV
Even the strongest people get tired at times, but Gods power and strength never diminish. He is never too tired or too busy to help and listen. His strength is our source of strength. When you feel all of life crushing you and you can’t go another step, remember that you can call upon God to renew your strength.
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! – Psalm 27:13-14 ESV
David knew from experience what it meant to wait for the Lord. Waiting of God is not easy. Make good use of your “waiting times” by discovering what God may be trying to teach you through them.
The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. – Lamentations 3:23-25 ESV
Jeremiah knee from personal experience about Gods faithfulness. God promised future restoration and blessing and Jeremiah knew that God would keep his promise. Trusting is Gods faithfulness day by day makes us confident in n His great love.
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. – Psalm 62:5 ESV
David expresses his feelings to God and then reaffirmed his faith. Prayer can release our tensions in times of emotional stress. Trusting God to be out rock, salvation, and stronghold will change our entire outlook on life.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. – 1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV
If we believe that Christ has won the ultimate victory, that fact must affect the way that we live now. Don’t let discouragement over lack of results keep you from working. Do the good that you have an opportunity to do, knowing that your work will have eternal results.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9 ESV
Sometimes it’s discouraging to continue to do right and receive no word of thanks or see no tangible results. Paul challenged the Galatians to keep on doing good and to trust God for the results. In the right time we will see the harvest of blessing.
For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. – Romans 8:24-25 NIV
Our Heavenly Father never makes promises that he can’t keep but His plan may take more time that we expect. Rather than acting like impatient children as we wait for God we should place out confidence in Gods goodness and wisdom.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land. – Psalm 37:7-9 ESV
Worry reveals a lack of faith in God who loves us and is in control. We shouldn’t worry, instead we should trust in God. When you dwell on your problem you become more anxious and worried. But when you concentrate on Gods goodness you will find peace and his goodness. So it’s all a matter on where you choose to focus your attention.
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. – Hebrews 10:36
This verse encourages us not to abandon our faith in times of trouble. Faith means resting in what Christ has for us in the past but it also means trusting him for what he will do for us in the present and future.
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Be blessed and continue to fight the good fight of faith!