Our focus today will be on the word WAIT.
Hosea 12:6—Therefore, return to your God, observe kindness and justice, and wait for your God continually.
Psalm 27:14—Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.
Psalm 37:7—Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
Psalm 25:5—Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.
James 5:7-8—Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.
Psalm 33:20—Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.
Isaiah 8:17—And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.
Lamentations 3:24-26—“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.” The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him. It is good that he waits silently for the salvation of the LORD.
Psalm 130:5—I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope
Micah 7:7—But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.
Isaiah 40:31—But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
These verses remind me of an old gospel song, written by Stuart Hamblen: Teach Me Lord to Wait. He used words that resonant in my own heart as I prayerfully wait on the Lord for answers, for direction, for comfort and strength, and for renewal.
Let these words express the prayer of your heart. Sing praises to Him. Ask Him for patience to wait. Rest in the assurance of His love.
Teach me, Lord, to wait – down on my knees.
Till in Your own good time You answer my pleas.
Teach me not to rely on what others may do.
But to wait in prayer for an answer from You.
And teach me, Lord, to wait – while hearts are aflame.
Let me humble my pride and call on Your name.
Keep my faith renewed; my eyes on Thee.
And let me be on this earth what You want me to be.
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.
They shall mount up with wings as eagles.
They shall run and not grow weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Brenda Harris is a student of God’s Word…and a wife, mother, and grandmother! She loves uncovering truths and promises in Scripture. Brenda serves as prayer coordinator for Kendrick Brothers Productions.