Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Waiting on God

                   Waiting on God when we feel we need to have what we want right now, is hard to do. We are not very patient people us humans. Especially, those of us that live in America. We want our way and we do not want to wait.

I Want Everything My Way NOW!!

If Things Are Not Going Your Way & You Need Help We Are Here!

And of course Burger Kings "Have it Your Way!"

                The above ads/headlines are just a few in the many that are out there about having things our way. Since March 20, 2011 (when I fell at worked and ended up with 2 herniated discs) I have had experience with having to wait. It is not an easy thing and it tests where your priorities are and your faith. You learn that it is not all about you and what is really important in life. I will admit at first I did not want to wait, I did not believe I should have to, it all was cut and dry to me. I fell at work, got injured and should be paid accordingly but that is not what happened which I am grateful for now but not then. Along with the injury there have many other difficulties that occured, but as long as I stayed focused on the Lord everything was great and was taken care of in God's timing.

               Below you will find verses that deal with waiting and ones that helped me during this time in my life.

What does the Bible say about waiting on God? 
Ps 52:9 I will give Thee thanks forever, because Thou hast done it, And I will wait on Thy name, for it is good, in the presence of Thy godly ones.
Isa 49:23 And you will know that I am the LORD; Those who hopefully wait for Me will not be put to shame.
Ho 12:6 Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually.
Mic 7:7 But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.
Zep 3:8 "Therefore, wait for Me," declares the LORD, "For the day when I rise up to the prey...

Ps 27:14 Wait for the LORD; Be strong, and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.
Ps 33:20 Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.
Ps 37:7 Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
Ps 37:9 For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.
Ps 37:34 Wait for the LORD, and keep His way, And He will exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
Pr 20:22 Do not say, "I will repay evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.
Isa 8:17 And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.
Isa 40:31 Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

                I still struggle with waiting, but the Lord has given me such hope for the future through His word. When I feel like I can wait no longer some of the above scriptures come to me and reminds me that God is in control and will take care of it all.