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Waiting on the Lord

Posted on: August 30, 2010

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Have you ever waited for something? I mean really waited? What does it even mean to wait, especially in our have-it-now society?

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In the last few days I have begun wondering what it means to wait upon the Lord. Psalm 27:14 {NLT} says: “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”

Psalm 37:7 {NLT} says: “Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.”

I have a hard time being brave and courageous when asked to wait for something I want, or to receive an answer to a burning question. I begin doubting whether what I want/need answered will actually be provided. I question God, His true faithfulness, and can begin to feel overwhelmed and defeated. But once I get past the fear of waiting, I almost always move quickly to action. I begin taking matters into my own hands. I start acting on Sarah’s power and not God’s. In my actions {and even more in my heart} I say, “God can’t, but I can”. I try to move mountains, speed up time, change people’s thoughts and play God. Talk about a tough role to fill!

This weekend God gripped my heart. I asked a question, one whose answer either way will bring me joy and gladness. And He asked me to wait. Patiently. With bravery and courage. He will answer me. He will act. I need only wait.

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3 Responses to "Waiting on the Lord"

I wish you luck in whatever you are waiting for! I, especially, know how hard it can be to wait on the Lord to answer your prayers. It is very hard at times to know if you should take matters into your own hands and move forward or just keep waiting. Wishing your luck!

I have had to ponder the same verses while in waiting before. God can do some pretty cool things while you are waiting!

Oh waiting. I despise it, yet the Lord uses it to teach me during it…almost as much as he does with suffering. While waiting for Esias to be joined with us, I wanted to scream yet I was comforted knowing He was in control! Whatever you’re waiting for, I pray God will give you peace and joy during this time!

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