To be honest, I’m not sure for whom I’m writing this post today. As I prayerfully consider topics for this site, however, this one continues to come to mind: waiting on God. The shepherd/ pastor in me comes to life when I’m reminded of believers who are increasingly growing impatient with God, and I want us to pray for one another today.
So, I begin simply with some Bible texts that remind me that I need to let God redeem my impatience:
- “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” (Isa 40:31)
- “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” (Psa 27:14)
- “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” (Psa 130:5-6)
- “But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me” (Mic 7:7).
When I read these verses, waiting seems so easy. We simply look forward to the day when God is going to respond, and we stay focused on Him in the meantime. Waiting is seldom that easy, however. If you wonder why it’s difficult to wait on God, check out this post: “8 Reasons It’s Tough to Wait on God.” Then, if you want suggestions for learning to wait, consider these ideas: “8 Things to Do when God Says ‘Wait’.”
I’m praying that God will grant patience and hope to many of our readers today. Let us know how we might together pray for you.