Truth Tuesday – Lord I Will Wait On You

by Kathy

Waiting

Are you in a season of waiting?  Whether your waiting on a relationship to improve, finances to increase, healing to occur, a long awaited desire to come to fruition, your kids actions to be wiser, ____________(your wait), waiting is hard, is it not?!

For the last couple weeks, I have been reading the story of Abraham and Sarah and how God promised them a son and then they had to wait….and wait…and wait for God to bring about that promise!  If you want to spend time reading their story, read Genesis chapters 17-21.  Such a wonderful and hope filled story!

When their son, Isaac, was finally born, Abraham was 100 years old.  Sarah was way past normal child-bearing years.   Yet, God took a situation that was impossible by our understanding and made it possible.  As I write these words, this verse comes to mind ~

Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”
Matthew 19:26 NLT

As I consider Abraham and Sarah’s story and the wonderful mighty ability of God, there is an amazing truth to remind my own heart.  No matter how long I have been waiting on God to answer a prayer or promise, God is in no hurry to carry out His promises, but instead He has a set time for their fulfillment!

While I wait for His timing,  I can be so tempted to doubt, become frustrated and try and “fix” the need or want myself.  Because this is my nature (in fact, it’s in all of us to do this), I realize that I need to have some strategies in place that will keep my mind prepared for the wait and ready to fight the enemy every time he gets me to question the process of God’s timing.  Here is what I have found to be just what I need:

  • Read God’s word daily and meditate on it, asking Him to show me how to apply and live it out each and every day
  • Memorize scripture that I can recite anytime my Bible is not handy and I need to fight the enemy with words of Truth
  • Talk to the Lord often.  Here, not only do I express the desires of my heart, but I surrender my weaknesses, asking Him to fill me with His ability to walk the journey.  I also LOVE to pray His Word because there is tremendous power and authority in it.

 

Let me share with you some verses that are in my prayer journal under the category of “While I Wait”  I read these often and are committing them to memory:

Psalm 130:5-6 –  I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His Word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.

Psalm 27:13-14 – 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.

Isaiah 30:18 – Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you and therefore He exalts Himself to show mercy to you.  For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are those who wait for Him.

Lamentations 3:25 – The Lord is good to those who wait for Him; to the soul who seeks Him.

Micah 7:7 – But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

Psalm 37:7 – 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.

Romans 12:12 – Rejoice in hope, be patient in affliction, be constant in prayer.

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.

Psalm 33:20-22 – Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.  For our heart is glad in Him, because we trust in His holy name.  Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

My dear friend, are you finding it hard to wait on God with a situation in your life right now?  Are you running ahead of God and taking matters into your own hands?   What strategies do you need to daily implement in order to rest and trust the process that God is working out all things for your good?

The more I put into practice the strategies I have listed above, the more He gifts me with hope, strength to wait and not walk ahead of Him, patience, and the ability to trust Him through the process of the wait.  Being intentional with these strategies allows me to say, even though the circumstances may be difficult, “Lord, I will wait”.

Honestly, there is no one I would rather be hanging out with in my “wait journey” than Him!

This year, my church’s worship team wrote some incredible worship songs and recorded a CD.  One of the songs has become a favorite of mine.  It is Psalm 130 put to music.   Please enjoy.  I pray that whatever you are facing today that you will wait on the Lord and in His Word you will put your hope!

 

 

2 Responses to “Truth Tuesday – Lord I Will Wait On You”

  1. Thank you for the strategies & the encouragement. This is right where I am. Sometimes when you are waiting you forget what to do, especially when you are in the long wait!

    • Kathy says:

      Thank you Margaret for taking a moment to write how the blog has encouraged you today. Without strategies, I find it so easy to be open to Satan’s attacks, becoming tired of the wait and then running ahead of God and trying to fix things on my own. As you come to mind, I will be praying for your “wait”. Thanks again for sharing!

      Much love and grace to you.

      Kathy

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