The days that we spend here are extremely important to us as we will not get a second chance to come back here. But it is not so easy to live our lives peacefully and happily without the presence and guidance of the Lord.
Though our days are short yet it has tremendous importance for our final destination. We may come across various unknown events in our lives where sometimes we might face trials. At that time we should not depend on our own knowledge and skill.
If we decide to wait on the Lord then we will really experience something different and that will be best for us. The following Bible verses will guide us on how to wait upon the Lord and what are the consequences of trusting God.
Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”
Psalm 130:5 “I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.”
Psalm 37:34 “Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.”
Psalm 37:7 “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.”
Psalm 39:7 “And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.”
Lamentations 3:25 “The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.”
Psalm 40:1 “I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.”
Micah 7:7 “Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.”
Psalm 62:5 “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.”
Psalm 31:24 “Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.”
Psalm 33:20 “Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield.”
Psalm 38:15 “For in thee, O Lord, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.”
Isaiah 40:31 “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.”
Jeremiah 42:7 “And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah.”
Lamentations 3:26 “It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.”
Psalm 130:6 “My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.”
Isaiah 30:18 “And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.”
Psalm 5:3 “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”
2 Thessalonians 3:5 “And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.”
Psalm 25:5 “Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.”
Psalm 106:13 “They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel.”
Psalm 104:27 “These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.”
Psalm 25:3 “Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.”
Romans 8:25 “But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.”
Psalm 59:3 “For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Lord.”
James 5:7 “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.”
1 Corinthians 11:33 “Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.”
Hebrews 6:15 “And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.”
Galatians 5:5 “For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.”
Isaiah 33:2 “O Lord, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.”
James 5:8 “Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.”
Psalm 37:9 “For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.”
Hebrews 10:36 “For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.”
Jude 21 “Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”
Numbers 9:8 “And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what the Lord will command concerning you.”
Psalm 69:3 “I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.”
Isaiah 8:17 “And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.”
Proverbs 8:34 “Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.”
2 Kings 6:33 “And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of the Lord; what should I wait for the Lord any longer?”
Benefits Of Waiting Upon The Lord
There are several benefits that can be seen when one relies or waits upon the Lord. The years that we spend are according to the will of God. He knows everything ahead of us and he is in control of everything.
Though we cannot predict our future, the Lord knows what is waiting for us. It would be best for us if we patiently wait upon the Lord and seek his presence in our lives. Let’s see the benefits of waiting upon the Lord.
Waiting Upon The Lord Makes Us Strong
While we wait upon the Lord, we become different from this world. The world starts to hate us but it also helps us to become stronger to confront hardships and trials. The situation that brings trouble to us also teaches us many lessons.
We Grow In The Lord
It is very true that we spend much time when we face unusual events in our lives. We may not see its positive effect in our spiritual life with our naked eyes but it actually drags us towards the Lord. We focus on God more and more to overcome our difficulties.
Our Faith Increases
We trust the Lord and our faith increases when we start to wait upon him to solve our problems or to go through such times which seems so hard for us to get rid of. Our faith becomes more strong at that time.
Help Us To Know God’s Strength
We usually depend on the Lord when we cannot accomplish something with our abilities and strength. We experience God’s strength and power while we wait upon the Lord. The Lord shows his miraculous works when we diligently seek him to do something for us.
It Renews Our Spiritual Life
God knows a perfect time and he wants us to be patient in times of trials and temptations. He is worthy to deliver us from our unexpected situations. We began to live a spiritual life and gradually we grew in our spirits. Thus it helps us to renew our spiritual lives.
We Come Closer To God
In God, we find comfort and strength that help us to overcome our trials. During our hardships, we should wait upon the Lord and it will make us come closer to him.
Help Us To Read More Scripture
When we determine to wait upon the Lord, we give our time to reading scripture. Thus we can know how the Lord had delivered his people in the past. Those scriptures make us rely on God’s strength.
Lead Us To Live A Holy Life
We start to please God by living a holy and righteous life. Thus we experience the grace of God by obeying Him in times of trouble. So waiting upon the Lord encourages us to live a life that God wants us to live.