Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 27:14

Wait on the Lord

Psalm 130:5 says, “I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.”  To wait is “to remain inactive or stay in one spot until something anticipated occurs.”  Waiting is one of the hardest things to do.  The reason we wait for something or someone is because we expect something to happen based upon what has been communicated to us.  For example, if your best friend sends you a letter and says that he is going to visit you on a certain day then you will be expecting that visit and waiting for him to come.  You would be basing the expected visit on what has been said in the letter you received.  In our spiritual life, we must base our expectations on what the Lord has said in His Word.  The psalmist makes it clear that his waiting for the Lord is based upon what the Lord has said.  What comfort it is to know that our Lord will do what He has said He will do.  Yes, we may have to wait, and the fulfillment of His promises may not be on the same timetable as we expect, but one thing for sure is that our all wise Lord will always do what He says He will do for His glory and our best good.  If there is a delay and you find yourself waiting, do as you would do in any situation such as your visit from your friend, reread the letter.  Make sure that you read it right the first time and base your expectations on what has been written.  Let God strengthen you spiritually by learning to wait on Him and hope in His blessed Word.  “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”  Psalm 27:14

2021 Theme Verse

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.  Psalms 121:1-2