“Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD” (Psalm 27:14).
Not one of your favorite words? Me, either.
So, why would the LORD want us to wait? Wait for what?
What does it mean to wait? What is the posture of the person who is waiting on the LORD? What is the waiting person doing, while waiting for the LORD?
First, waiting for the LORD is not passive. The person who is waiting for the LORD is not idle. They are actively engaged in what they already know to be God’s will.
- If you are a husband or a wife? Be the most loving and faithful wife or husband while you are waiting for the LORD.
- If you are single, be holy and chaste. Delight yourself in the LORD and live everyday to the fullest while you are waiting for the LORD.
- If you are a student, boss, employee, do your best in your studies, business, for your company and customers while you are waiting for the LORD.
Second, the Hebrew word for wait also can be translated as “look.” So, the person who is waiting on the LORD, is constantly looking to God for guidance and direction. The person who is waiting on the LORD is looking at God and waiting for God’s go ahead.
One day you will see why God made you wait.
Finally, if you are currently waiting, know you are in good company.
- Joseph waited 13 years.
- Abraham waited 25 years.
- Moses waited 40 years.
- Jesus waited 30 years.