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.
“I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.” (Psalm 130:5)
“Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.6 Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy loving kindnesses; for they have been ever of old.” (Psalm 25:4-6)
The word of God is our instruction manual on how to live life. God uses the Bible to speak to us, instruct us in how to live righteous lives, and how to resist the devil.
The Psalmist says he waited all day on the Lord. He had a desire for God to instruct him from the word of God.
Do we have that desire to spend time with God, in His word, and then willing to apply it to our lives? Application is crucial!
Wait on the Lord. He will instruct and change our lives.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001