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.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14)
As I grow older, I do not posses the physical strength that I had when I was younger. When I wait on the Lord, He strengthens and refreshes me. Waiting on the Lord also strengthens the heart. The stress we exert on our hearts from the fast-paced world we live in is destructive. Bad food, stress, lack of exercise, have caused our hearts to become diseased. We need God to strengthen our hearts.
Will you take time out of your busy day and wait on God? It is medicinal.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001