My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning Yes, more than those who watch for the morning. (Psalm 130:6 NKJV)
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! (Psalm 27:14 NKJV)
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope. (Psalm 130:5 NKJV)
But those who wait on 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. (Isaiah 40:31 NKJV)
Sometimes in our faith journey the hardest thing to do is wait. There are many reasons why we find it difficult to do so.
1. Self reliance. We’ve been taught to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps. If you want it to happen do the work and make it happen.
2. Religious confusion. Many theologians have tried to remove most of the supernatural from the text, and many will say you do your part and God will do His part.
3. Anxiety. We just get stressed out waiting and want it resolved.
4. Instant gratification. Like spoiled children we just don’t like to wait.
Why is important to wait?
1. Waiting shows a reliance on God. Going to him first, setting our faith and actively obeying Him while we wait. Many kings like Saul got it wrong when they wouldn’t wait. Aaron let the people pressure him to make an idol because they could not wait for Moses.
2. Great things happen while you wait.
A. It’s a time, if we have faith in God, to renew our strength.
B. it positions us to endure and not be defeated by spiritual weariness.
C. The process of waiting brings discipline and maturity. It brings you out of the waiting season complete and prepared to succeed in the new season.
Sometimes it’s necessary even mandatory to wait. It’s ok, even peaceful to wait when our hope is in God.
So if your in the process don’t fear, or stress, just wait a minute, God is never late, because you’re on His time table He’s not on yours.