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Wait on the Lord

Updated on January 27, 2011



Wait on the Lord, Be of good courage.  And He shall strengthen your heart.  Wait, I say, on the Lord." Psalms 27:14

Wait, be still and know that He is God. Psalms 46:10

Be Still


Be still and know that I am God – What is its origin? “Be still and know that I am God!” is the first part of Psalm 46:10. Here, the word still comes from a Hebrew word meaning to “let go” or “release.” The meaning would be best understood to say “cause yourself to become restrained or to let go.” In other words, we need to come to a place where we are willing to submit ourselves to God and acknowledging that He is in sovereign control.

When we realize that we are truly incapable of controlling life, we can surrender our will to God’s will. It may be a matter of finally saying we trust Him. This will open the door so that we may experience the fullness of all God wants and has for us. After all, He is our Creator and has a perfect plan for us when we let Him orchestrate it.

He Refreshes Us


These two scriptures surfaced in my spirit as I was asking the Holy Spirit what He wanted me to write for the day.  It was an unusal day in the sense that I usually get a thought or idea on the first leg of my commute to work.  There was nothing.  I arrived to work.  There was nothing.  I start the assignment for the day.  There still was nothing.  Commuted back home.  There was nothing!  I arrived back home.  There was nothing!

I then said to my husband that I was so tired and "tired" was a word that I had deleted from my vocabulary years ago!  I was telling a dear friend of mine how being consistant with writing the daily blog, there were simply days that I just did not "feel" like it but He always gave me something to write.

As I sat at my laptop the above scriptures floated to the surface of my soul.  The funny thing was that they both started with "Wait!"  I hadn't asked Him for anything in particular today but my mind began to wander over the days events.

I had talked to my friend about "promotions" on the job.  I could feel that she was disheartened about the numerous amount of people who had be promoted but there was nothing that they could do for her.  Then as I was writing this blog, the Holy Spirit reminded me of the search on my "own" job history that I had just done yesterday!  Boy, God has a sense of humor!  It has been 10 years since my last promotion.  I even went back to college to get prepared for a promotion to only have my Manager say "If you want to get promoted, your going about it the wrong way!" in front of another coworker.

This was one of those moments when the scripture about how the Holy Spirit knows what to pray for even when we don't came to mind.  Omigosh!  Was this a deep desire, confession, or petition that I had place out there through the spoken word and inside let it fall to the floor because of what I could see happening around me?

I know the word says that promotions comes from the Lord.  For promotion [cometh] neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.  Psalms 75:6

I hear Him whispering "wait."

Waiting entails us trusting the Lord...Proverbs 3: 5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.


Let's Pray

What a mighty God we serve!  You are always concerned about every aspect of our lives.  You open the secret desires of our heart.  You Breathe life into our waiting!  As we struggle to be still and wait upon you, we submit our will to You!  Resting in your wisdom, mercy, and grace strengthens us.  Thank you Lord for loving us...In Jesus' Name...Amen


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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Lady Summerset, Inspiring & thought provoking! What a timely Word! As we are "Being Still" in the moment we are waiting in HIS presence learning patience! (this is not always easy) However His Word tells us "to be anxious for nothing..." Philippians 4.

      God is totally aware of everything He is Omniscient! Therefore we must learn to TRUST HIM more and more! Knowing in His time HE WILL bring to pass whatever is in HIS WILL for us... And YES "work ALL things together for GOOD...!" And "make our path straight..."

      Thank you for sharing your insight, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Lady Summerset 7 years ago from Willingboro, New Jersey

      Welcome Obelia,

      Yes, you are so right! The word itself tends to make us feel like we're being denied but He's doing just what you've said. He's setting things up for us so that we can walk into it! Blessings!

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      Obelia 7 years ago from GA

      We seem to have a hard time waiting - at least, I do at times. I have to remind myself that I'm not "doing nothing". I'm actively doing something - waiting. It could be for the Lord to do a work in me (patience and faith work together), waiting for Him to move on my behalf, waiting for Him to have His way in someone else's life without me interfering or holding fast until He places me in my next position.

      Thanks for posting!