Waiting on God

Psalm 130:5  

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope.

This verse and the verse that follows emphasize another important aspect of our relationship with God—waiting on Him.

Being human, it is natural to become impatient and want God to act immediately.

One of God’s promises is to never leave or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6). When we find ourselves in unsettling circumstances or trials that are beyond our ability to handle, we have to wait on God to deliver us. But if God acted immediately every time, how could our faith grow? It is by learning to wait on God that our faith and character grow (James 1:3-4).

When we don’t wait on God, we create problems for ourselves. God promised Abraham and Sarah a child in their old age, but Sarah didn’t wait on God and tried to work things out her way. Many problems arose after the birth of Ishmael—all because she did not wait on God.

We become spiritually stronger when we learn how to wait on God (Isaiah 40:29-31).

To learn more about waiting on God, read our article on faithfulness.

Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “Overthrowing the Wicked.”

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