WAIT TIME well this is something a bit different to what I normally write, but it is still from the WORD of our LORD.
Isaiah 30:18. "Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion, for the Lord is a God of justice, blessed are all who wait for Him."
God is telling us to be patient, we are to show Him that we are able to handle any waiting time that He has for us, this waiting time can be from a prayer request and God will give the answer in His time not ours, we are being tested, are we able to handle this period of time? and He wants to show to us His compassion, and you will be blessed during the waiting time, what better way is there for you to be blessed, all you have to do is to wait for the Lord.
Micah. 7:7. "But as for me, I keep watch for the Lord, I wait in hope for the God my Savior; my God will hear me."
If we only come to the Lord in prayer and wait for our answer God will hear us, but we have to go to God in faith and pray in faith and then and only then will God hear us, again we must go through a waiting period.
Acts, 1:4. Jesus said..."Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift My Father promised."
This gift is the Holy Spirit, when we are born again into the Kingdom of God we receive the Holy Spirit, again we have to wait until the right time for us to receive our new life.
Isaiah, 26:8. "Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for You; Your name and renown are the desire of our hearts."
When we know the Lord personally, we will not rush ahead and try to do things that are not of Him, as we desire His love to come into our hearts.
Proverbs, 20:22. "Do not say I'll pay you back! Wait for the Lord, and He will deliver you.
How many times do we say to someone who has done us wrong, I'll pay you back or I'll get you back, God here is saying that we must not say or do anything to the other person, He is saying for us to hand over to Him, and wait for Him to work this out for us.
Psalm. 27:14. "Wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."
Here is an encouragement you have to be strong while you are at the stage of waiting, let your heart be filled with love.
Psalm,33:20. "We wait in hope for the Lord, He is our help and our shield."
While you are waiting all kinds of problems can come on you, this is where satan can attack you, but! ask the Lord to protect you as He is the shield for your mind, soul, and body.
Psalm, 37:7. "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him, do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes."
How many times do we get caught up with the wrong ways of unbelievers, and we see that they are going forward, but they only go so far then they fall into the pit, we must not follow them as that is not the way that God wants us to go, so we should just wait patiently for the Lord to work out and to show us the correct way to go, and then we will reap in the good harvest.
Psalm,37:34. "Wait for the Lord and keep His way, He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you will see it."
This is a promise that God has made to you, follow Him and do what His Word says.
Jude, 1:21. "Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to Eternal Life".
Psalm, 130:5. " I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope,".
The WORD of the LORD is TRUTH.
written by Raymond 17/11/1997
Re written by permission from Raymond Tremain