What does it mean to “wait patiently for” the Lord? - Patience - TouchPoints

What does it mean to “wait patiently for” the Lord?

Isaiah 33:2But lord, be merciful to us, for we have waited for you. Be our strong arm each day and our salvation in times of trouble.

Isaiah 40:30-31Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. . . . They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Waiting for the Lord is bringing our timetable in sync with his. We try not to rush ahead of him or linger too far behind him. Waiting for the Lord is relying on him as the source of our daily strength for all situations, realizing our total dependence on him, and maintaining our hope in the promises of his Word.

Psalm 62:1, 5I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. . . . Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.

Psalm 37:7Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.

Micah 7:7As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me.

Waiting for the Lord means quieting our hearts in his presence, trusting him, turning to him for help in trouble, and hoping in him.

Psalm 106:13-14Yet how quickly they forgot what he had done! They wouldn’t wait for his counsel! In the wilderness their desires ran wild, testing God’s patience in that dry wasteland.

Acts 1:4Once when he was eating with them, he commanded them, “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before.”

Proverbs 20:22Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the Lord to handle the matter.

Waiting for the Lord means waiting for his counsel, his timing, and his settling of injustices.

Isaiah 30:18So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.

The Lord blesses those who wait for him.