dinsdag 8 mei 2018

Wait on the LORD

"Wait on the Lord" is a constant refrain in the Psalms, and it is a necessary word, for God often keeps us waiting. He is not in such a hurry as we are, and it is not his way to give more light on the future than we need for action in the present, or to guide us more than one step at a time.

When in doubt, do nothing, but continue to wait on God. When action is needed, light will come. (J. I. Packer)


  • Psalm 27:14Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
  • Psalm 130:5-6: Wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
  • Psalm 33:20: Our soul waits for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
  • Psalm 40:1: I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry.
  • Psalm 37:7: Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
  • Psalm 62:5: My soul, wait you only on God; for my expectation is from him.
  • 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.  

HOW TO WAIT?

1. WAIT IN PRAYER. Call upon God; spread the case before Him; tell Him the difficulty; plead His promises.

2. WAIT IN SIMPLICITY OF SOUL. In dilemmas it is sweet to be humble as a child. It is sure to be well with us when we feel and know our folly, and are willing to be guided by God's will.

3. WAIT IN FAITH. Express unwavering confidence; for unfaithful, untrusting confidence is an insult to the Lord. Believe that though He keeps us tarrying He will come at the right time and will not tarry.

4. WAIT IN QUIET PATIENCE. Not rebelling under the affliction, but blessing God for it; nor murmuring against second causes, as the children of Israel against Moses; nor wishing to go back to the world again; but accepting the case as it stands, and putting it simply and whole-heartedly into the hands of our covenant God. (C.H Spurgeon)

šŸ‘‰ This is faith with its eyes open, seeing how great and how good our God is.

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful post! Love all of it!

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  2. So good to read this today, Aritha! It is important to remember. It's like the old saying, "When you don't know what to do, don't do it!"

    God bless you.

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  3. Thank you for these scriptures today. They go along with what the Lord put on my heart this morning. Be still and know that I am God Psalm 46:10.

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