in the Old Testament can mean waiting hopefully and expectantly. “I waited
patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me and heard my cry” (Ps. 40:1;
KJV). As you all know we often don’t get answers to our prayers immediately.
Many times, there is a period of waiting between the amen and the receiving. It
is during this time that we must maintain and develop our faith. That is why we
need to wait expectantly and hopefully.
are many verses in the Old Testament concerning waiting on the Lord. “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” (Isa. 40:31). The prophet Jeremiah wrote in the book of Lamentations chapter
3 and verse 25 that Lord is good to those who wait for him. “Rest in the Lord,
and wait patiently for him” (Ps 37:7a); “My soul waits for the Lord More than
those who watch for the morning- Yes, more than those who watch for the Morning”
(Ps 130: 6).
we wait for the manifestation of answered prayer, we must be patient (Heb 6:12)
and focused on God’s promises in his word. Staying in the word as we wait on
the Lord helps you to focus on God and your answer rather than the problem that
needs fixing. Waiting on the Lord will create calm in place of turmoil. Take a
few minutes each day to wait on the Lord, praise and thank him for the answer
to prayer and experience his peace (Isa 26:3).
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