Embracing Patience: Discover the Blessings of Waiting on the Lord

Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

To wait upon the Lord is to trust the Lord. Never think that you wait in vain, for your waiting speaks of expectancy, which speaks of faith! Whoever said “Good things happen to those who wait” said it well, for this is especially true when one is waiting upon the Lord.

The most challenging part about waiting is the inability to see any activity or progress during the wait. It’s not what we know that bothers us, but it’s what we don’t know. The Lord doesn’t always give us status reports or ETA’s; often we just wait in silence.

What do we do when we have waited and waited in silence, only to find ourselves doubting? I’ll tell you what David did; according to our text verse, he hoped in the Word of God! When we can’t hear Him speaking in the now, we trust what He’s already spoken! How often do we miss out on something good for lack of patience?

We must learn that what God is doing does not depend on our knowing the details or timing! Just because we don’t see any activity doesn’t mean that God is not moving. That’s why Ps 27:14 also says, “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”

The question is this: will we wait through? Perhaps you’ve heard of praying through, but have you ever had to wait through? When do we wait? We wait when we know that it is beyond our control. We wait when we have no more strength to stand. We wait when we’re not sure which way to go.

God told Moses at the Red Sea to stand still! In other words, just wait and watch! If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my seasons of waiting, it’s this: the reward is well worth the wait! It’s when we get hasty in our spirit that we take matters back into our own hands, trying to force into existence naturally what can only be birthed supernaturally.

Let’s not forfeit what God has in store for us by getting too hasty! Abraham got hasty concerning the promised seed, and as a result birthed an entire nation of conflict. There is no substitute for God’s plan. We cannot rush Him; we can only wait on Him and trust Him at His Word! What are you waiting on from the Lord? I assure you according to the Word of God that your faith manifested in your waiting will pay off right on time!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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