Why Waiting on the Lord Makes You Stronger
Written by Christi Given | July 22, 2017
In life, it’s not easy to wait and have patience. Regardless of what season you are in, you are most likely waiting on something or praying for God to move in a certain area of your life. Patience is also referred to as “long suffering,” which, of course, is not pleasant and causes us to grow in our character. Many times when we have to wait on the Lord, He is stretching our faith, or He wants to train us to be more Christlike.
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. (Romans 5:3-4)
What are you waiting for God to do in your life? Do you fully trust Him and surrender it all to Him? Do you believe that as you wait on the Lord you will not be ashamed as the Bible promises us? Do you believe God is a good Father and wants the absolute best for your life? Do you believe that as you wait, you will become a stronger person?
Isaiah 40:31 says: “But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” This means that as we wait on Jesus to deliver the miracle or breakthrough, we are walking by faith and not by sight. As we wait, we are gaining strength in our trust for Him because we KNOW that God can deliver what He promised us.
Job 42:2 says, “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.”
Here are a few verses that you can meditate on while waiting on the Lord.
1. Psalm 25:3: “No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.”
2. Isaiah 49:23: “And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: They shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet. And thou shalt know that I am the Lord, for they shall not be ashamed that wait for Me.”
3. Psalm 69:6: “Lord, the LORD Almighty, may those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me; God of Israel, may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me.”
4. Psalm 34:5: “Those who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.”
5. Lamentations 3:25: “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him.”
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