It’s very important for us to wait on the Lord because in our waiting, He will do these things for us:
• Work patience in us – Waiting for God is not easy, especially when we can’t see change in our situation right away. In times like these, God is working patience in us so we can patiently wait for Him to move on our behalf. “But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.” (Romans 8:25) NLT
• Renew our strength – In our time of waiting on the Lord, we sometimes feel as if we have no strength left to keep going. During these times, the Lord will renew our strength. “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; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31) KJV
• Fulfill the promises He made to us. – Just because we think God is moving slowly does not mean that He is. God is always working on our behalf even when we can’t see it. He will fulfill every promise He has made to us in His timing, not ours. That’s why it’s so important that we be patient in our waiting. Whatever, God has promised us will come to pass in our lives. “For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding ‘Yes!’ And through Christ, our ‘Amen’ (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.” (2 Corinthians 1:20) NLT
• Bless us for waiting on Him – One of the hardest things for many of us as Christians to do is to wait on God. When we wait on God, it allows us to experience His blessings of grace and mercy. Then we will trust in His justice and power rather than our own ability or judgment. “Therefore the LORD will wait, that He may be gracious to you; and therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him.” (Isaiah 30:18) KJV
• Put our hope in Him – Sometimes we put our hope in the wrong things such as our jobs, retirement funds or our inheritance; these things will not last forever. That’s why we have to put our hope in the Lord. His hope is worth waiting for. “And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.” (Psalm 39:7) NLT
• Protect us – As we wait on the Lord we can always trust Him to be our help when we need it and our shield when we need protecting. “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.” (Psalm 33:20) NIV
So be encouraged and always remember: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14) NIV
Minister Sherry Ivy is a Minister of the New Providence M. B. Church (Healing & Yoke Destroying Ministry) in Macon Mississippi, under the leadership of her husband, Pastor Willie J. Ivy Sr. you can contact her via email at email@example.com.
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