The word “wait” is defined as, “stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens, or used to indicate that one is eagerly impatient to do something or for something to happen.
We do not like to wait. We live in a world of fast food, immediate news, and everything at our fingertips. No waiting.
Then, “Waiting on the Lord” is counter intuitive to the way we live life. The problem for believers in Christ is that the Bible tells us to wait.
We are to wait for our salvation, strength, answered prayers, protection, and instruction.
“Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.” (Psalm 62:1)
“The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.” (Lamentations 3:25-26)
“Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee.” (Proverbs 20:22)
Israel was looking to the Lord for their salvation. They waited on the Lord, looking forward to the coming of the Messiah, Yeshua, Jesus Christ.
Today, we are looking from the cross. Jesus has come and paid the sin debt we owe. John 3:15-17 tells us, “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
If you have not believed on Jesus Christ for your salvation, please do so now! Call me if you have questions.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001