Wait for the LORD

In the world, we live in most of us often complaint and demand when we want something or cannot get what we want. Wait is generally a word we do not what to hear. However, the Bible says, the Lord our God wants us to wait on Him for the perfect timing. Waiting on the Lord our God means patiently waiting on Him for our provision and need. First, we had to wait on our salvation from God through our Lord Jesus Christ. King David learned that he had to wait on God for his salvation (Psalm 62:1). David also learned that only the Lord our God could deliver him. Second, our heavenly Father alone hears our prayers (Psalm 62:8).

Therefore, we must always place our trust and hope in Him. Most often our prayers are centered around asking our heavenly Father to bless us right now and to provide for our wants. But most often our Lord God may be saying to “wait on Him and to be patient.” Doing times on our journey in life that we must wait on the Lord and be patient, Psalm 5:3 says, David prayed “Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to You and wait expectantly.” Know that we can always trust in the LORD our God and wait patiently for His response, when it comes to us.

Scripture Verses for Meditation

“Give ear to my words, O LORD consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God; for unto thee will I pray.” ~ Psalm 5:1-2 KJV

“Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice! Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.” ~ Psalm 27:7

“Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the LORD!”
~ Psalm 27:14

“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I will say, rejoice!” ~ Philippians 4:4

“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

“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” ~ Romans 5:5

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” ~ Romans 15:13

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” ~ Matthew 11:28

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.” ~ Psalm 46:1-2

Prayer

Heavenly Father, help me to wait on You and to be patient. Give me daily courage and strength as I wait on Your response to my request. (Psalm 27:14) Lord, help me to rejoice and hope in You always. (Psalm 32:24 and Philippians 4:4) I thank You that You are never too busy for me. You are my refuge and strength. You are my very present help in times of waiting and trouble. (Psalm 46:1-2) Your Son, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, reminds me to come unto Him when I labor and feel overwhelmed because He will give me rest. I thank You, Lord, that Your yoke is easy and Your burden is light. (Matthew 11:28) We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28) Thank You Father for all You do for me through our Lord Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

All Scripture verses are taken from the King James Version and New King James Version of the Bible.

By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Contributor for Moments of Meditation and Scriptural Readings; email: cburns@naavets.org