“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14.
Waiting is never easy, yet it is an important season in all living and growing organism, organization, and entity. The Bible promises, “Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.” Isaiah 64:4.
The purpose of waiting on God:
1) God’s answer is best. God’s ways are higher and greater that we can ask or imagine. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9. Waiting can be frustrating but impatience can result in regrettable experiences. Trust in God’s timing.
2) We grow in maturity. Pregnancy is a waiting time but it is the development of a healthy baby. The timing is very important and could determine the lifespan of the child. Wait on the LORD.
3) Faith is developed. Waiting tests and proves our faith in God. It allows us to trust in His timing and to submit to His authority as Sovereign Ruler who is never too early or late.
4) We receive the best. When we wait on the Lord we receive the best in the best time and for the best purpose.
Jesus had to wait patiently for the timing of His ministry and through a process of growth, “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” Luke 2:52. At 30 years old the fullness of His time came. He was anointed by the Holy Spirit and presented to the world as Savior, Messiah. Wait patiently on the Lord.
I will wait on the Lord and be renewed in strength for my best in God’s best timing.
Read the Bible in One Year: 2 Chronicles 13-14; John 12:1-26.