Knowing Him

Waiting on The Lord

As children of God we all experience seasons of waiting.

Maybe it’s waiting for financial provision.

Maybe for a thorn in the flesh to be removed.

Maybe for parenthood, marriage, a longing that has yet to be granted.

Maybe it’s a wayward family member; hoping they turn to the Lord.

Maybe for wisdom.

For restoration.

For pain, sorrow or hurt to fade.

Maybe doubt has settled in – doubt that circumstances have any hope of changing. Life will always be stuck in this pit.

Over the past week I have been looking at this verse:

I waited patiently for the Lord;
    he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
    out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
    and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
(Psalm 40:1-3)

When I think of waiting, I think of a doctors office; the line at the grocery store check out; the phone company coming between 12pm-5pm.

Standing still – just waiting.

If you look at the original Hebrew language you find the following for the word “waited”:

waited – H6960 – A primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), that is, collect; (figuratively) to expect: – gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait (for, on, upon)

Also, notice the object of the psalmists waiting! It was the Lord Himself.

Seasons of waiting are not times to remain in spiritual idleness. They are for collecting and gathering up the promises of God and binding them in the heart. A time to twist every thought, dream, ambition and desire into line with Gods will.

It’s a time to pray! Cry out to Him! Seek Him in His Word! Let His Truth and His promises wash and cleanse! LOOK and EXPECT that He will provide all needs and fulfill desires in accordance with His will and timing because He is sovereign, He is powerful..

..and He is GOOD.

The result of waiting patiently:

renewed trust..

he set my feet on a rock
    and gave me a firm place to stand.

..and renewed joy – in Him!

He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.

He is our hope
He is our joy
He is the fulfillment of every longing
He is the reward of our waiting

But they who wait for 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)

Wait for the Lord and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off. (Psalm 37:34)

Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. (Titus 2:13)





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