Wait for the LORD

“To wait is not to sit with folded hands, but to learn to do what we are told.” 
Oswald Chambers

GEN 49:18 I wait for your salvation, O Lord.

EX 24:12 The Lord said to Moses, ‘Come up to me on the mountain and wait there, that I may give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.’

PS 5:3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

PS 25:3 Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

PS 27:14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

PS 33:20 We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.

PS 37:7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

PS 37:34 Wait for the LORD and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

PS 38:15 I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O Lord my God.

PS 119:166 I wait for your salvation, O LORD, and I follow your commands.

PS 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.

PS 130:6 My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.

PR 20:22 Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.

ISA 8:17 I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob. I will put my trust in him.

ISA 26:8 Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.

ISA 30:18 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!

ISA 64:4 Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.

LA 3:24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”

LA 3:25-26 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.

HOS 12:6 But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.

MIC 7:7 But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.

HAB 2:3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.

ZEP 3:8 Therefore wait for me,” declares the LORD, “for the day I will stand up to testify. I have decided to assemble the nations, to gather the kingdoms and to pour out my wrath on them– all my fierce anger. The whole world will be consumed by the fire of my jealous anger.

ACTS 1:4-5 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

ROM 3:23-25 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

1 COR 1:7-9 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.

1 COR 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.

1TH 1:4-10 For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia–your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead–Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

TIT 2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope–the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

JUDE 1:21 Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

REV 6:11 Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed.

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  1. Waiting or patience is difficult, especially for younger Christians. But waiting is also dying to self–take up your cross and follow Me. We need to wait on His will and not do our will.

    “In patience possess ye your souls.” (Luke 21: 19)

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  2. Hi Tim.
    Thanks for visiting Focused and Free and sharing your thoughts.

    Yes, there are many aspects to ‘waiting on the LORD’, and none of them come naturally. All of them require practice and perseverance. But the reward for being steadfast! Oh, that blessed reward!

    Stay strong in Christ!
    kdr

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