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Waiting Upon The Lord

Updated on April 14, 2011

Waiting Upon The LORD

“Wait for the LORD, be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”

Psalm 27:14

Why does it take great courage to wait upon the LORD?

Seemingly, waiting upon the LORD is such a simple thing to do. But there are times when “waiting upon the LORD” is a life of great faith and involves great courage. There are many areas in the life of a believer wherein may involve waiting upon the LORD .May it be waiting for a job or a life time partner or a financial breakthrough.. A Christian may find himself/herself waiting upon the Lord’s provision for her day to day need. This is the current situation of my friend Alice.

Alice is a missionary teacher in a certain pre-school learning center. This learning center is established as a ministry of their house church in the city of Manila. This learning center is established to provide a quality Christian pre-school education at low cost for their community. This is also one way of reaching out for their neighborhood.

Alice was a graduate of BS in Agricultutal Engineering. Before working in the ministry, she worked as a project engineer in a government agency. As a pre-school missionary teacher, she and her co-workers receive only a minimum wage, they have no salary every summer vacation. Their salary depends upon the payment of the parents of their students. If the parents of their students do not pay, they too will not receive their salary.Their salary is also based upon the number of their enrollees. If they have only few enrollees, they will receive only a minimal salary. Truly it requires a great faith. This closing of the schoolyear, Alice and her co-teachers did not receive their last salary because many parents still were not yet able to pay their balances.

As of today, Alice has no cash in hand to sustain all their meals for this month. She is waiting upon the Lord for provision for her day-to-day meal. There are thoughts playing around her mind to apply for more lucrative jobs in the city. But she is firm and courageous to remain in the ministry because just recently the Lord appeared to her, confirming her calling as a missionary teacher. She is indeed very courageous to wait upon the Lord for her daily sustenance.

Alice situation is not extra-ordinary among many ministry workers in the Lord. Many ministry workers are also confronted each day with a decision whether to remain in the ministry or to give up and look for more profitable secular jobs.

As economic situation worsen in out country, I am also confronted with the decision to work abroad to have greater income, or just to remain in the country. But the Lord is impressng me to remain in the country because of the ministry the Lord entrusted me for the poor people in our community. The Lord entrusted me to teach them and disciple them. I am taking heart to trust the Lord and wait for His provision. I try to be courageous about my future risking my convenience and material prosperity to remain in the center of God’s will. Sometimes it is too costly to remain in the center of the will of God, but as for me, it is still the best way to live, for only in this way you are living in perfect security. For the Lord indeed is the true source of security.

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      Faith 5 years ago

      But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His rightousnes and all these things will be added unto you {Mathew6:32-35

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      The Stages Of ME 5 years ago

      Hello Cristina ~

      Lovely Hub I added a link hope that is okay with you it flows well with one of my own and it is a nice way to make the thoughts continue ~ hope you are okay with that ~ Peace Stages

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      Jason 7 years ago

      I have just lost my business, my home and all my belongings for the third time. I am broe financially and dont know what will happen to me. I am at a friend that the Lord provided and am left with no option but to wait upon his ever providing grace. I am the greatest obstacle in waiting, my mind and all its doubts!

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      Peter 8 years ago

      Thanks so much for your insight. I am learning to wait upon the Lord though I tell you it requires a lot of faith, and that is why I am always crying like that father to a daughter who was about to be healed by Christ "Oh Lord help my unbelief". I am really waiting upon the Lord for an answer to help me get a lady to marry as my wife after the lady we had been with for close to three years left me for another man. This has totally disorganised me completely. I do not know how its gonna work but I am still waiting for the Lord to answer and do His will. Help me pray. God bless.

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      Peter 8 years ago

      Thanks so much for your insight. I am learning to wait upon the Lord though I tell you it requires a lot of faith, and that is why I am always crying like that father to a daughter who was about to be healed by Christ "Oh Lord help my unbelief". I am really waiting upon the Lord for an answer to help me get a lady to marry as my wife after the lady we had been with for close to three years left me for another man. This has totally disorganised me completely. I do not know how its gonna work but I am still waiting for the Lord to answer and do His will. Help me pray. God bless.

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      justus ndolo 8 years ago

      This site has realy blessed me.Have now learned the benefits of waiting upon the Lord.It will be a blessing to me and to my friends. Keep on that spirit

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      childcen 9 years ago from New Zealand

      Waiting is not easy. Actually its even tougher than being in action.

      To know that God is in control takes a great deal of dependencies on Him.

      I am truly blessed by what you've shared.

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      David 9 years ago

      Great hub cristina. You and Alice truly are women of faith.

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      cristina327 9 years ago from Manila

      Thank ou Wehzo for appreciating this hub and thank you as well for your prayers. It is greatly appreciated.

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      Wehzo 9 years ago

      Wonderful hub Cristina327; 'waiting upon the Lord', is indeed an act of 'Faith' and 'Courage'. My prayers go out for you and your friend Alice. They who endure to the end will receive the prize.

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      cristina327 9 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Wbisbill for appreciating this hub and for the additional commentary. It is greatly appreciated. Remain blessed always,

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      Wbisbill 9 years ago from Tennessee USA

      Great job. I believe the Hebrew word for "wait" means to anxiously and expectantly wait as an expectant father in a waiting room anticipating that first child. It has been a wile since I have studied this but biblical waiting is often courageous waiting.

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