I Can't Wait Any Longer


Do you know any people who can’t seem to wait for anything? They can’t wait for the restaurant to seat them for dinner. They are impatient at the stoplights and can’t wait for the light to turn green. They leave the doctor’s office when they think they have been there too long. Are you a good waiter? Is there anyone in your home who is not a good waiter?

In Isaiah 40:31, we read, “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Do you wait on the Lord?

What does it mean to wait on the Lord? Waiting on the Lord requires looking to Him, seeking Him, hoping in Him, resting in Him, expecting that the good things and needs in our lives will come from Him. From other scriptures, we are told to wait patiently on the Lord. We are told to wait silently on the Lord. We are instructed to wait quietly on the Lord. All of this takes faith and trust.

“Wait on the Lord and be of good courage.” (Psalm 27:14)  “Wait patiently for Him; Do not fret.” (Psalm 37:7)  “Wait on the Lord and keep His way.” (Psalm 37:34) “My soul waits, and in His word I do hope.” (Psalm 130:5)

Waiting on the Lord involves patiently trusting  Him to take care of you in the way that He knows. Waiting on the Lord involves humbly obeying His word and His way, yielding my will to His will.

“The Lord is good to those who wait for Him.”  (Lamentations 3:25) The Lord will renew your strength, exalt you, save you, hear you, and bless you when you wait on Him. How deep is your devotion to the Lord? How lasting is your love for Him? How fervent is your faith? How much do you trust Him? How much do you depend upon Him? Are you willing to wait on the Lord?

  Written by Larry Schneider