Posted by: missionventureministries | July 20, 2015

WAIT FOR THE LORD – Psalm 27:14

Wait on the Lord

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14)

When we wait on the Lord it means that we trust that in God’s time He will answer our prayer. We need to learn to wait for the Lord because as it is written His thoughts are not our thoughts nor are His ways our ways (Isaiah 55:8), and that God will answer us in His timing and for our own good. Therefore, what we pray for can be delayed in coming. We cannot let this cause despair in our lives. Instead, we need to learn to be patient and wait for the Lord.

Daniel had to wait patiently for 21 days before he received an answer to his prayer and there was a reason for the delay:

The angel said, “Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling. 12 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. 13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia. 14 Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come.” (Daniel 10:11-14)

Just as Daniel waited patiently three long weeks to receive an answer, so we need to also wait and trust in the Lord.

Waiting is one of the hardest things for many of us to do in this fast-paced society. We do not like to wait. But in our spiritual lives, waiting is important. We must trust God’s timing and expect His intervention when we face life’s trials. It means that we have a spirit of confident expectation, and we know that our heavenly Father will orchestrate all things for His glory.

By not waiting, we are showing lack of trust in God, when He all along has our best interest and purpose in mind.

In Luke 18:1-8, “Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.” He said: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. 3 Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ 4 And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, 5 yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’”

And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?

Trusting and waiting on the Lord is an intense, spiritual activity of a born again believer. It means that we believe that God will fulfill His promises and He will supply us with the patience that we need to wait on Him. Remember what Paul said: “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

And the Psalmist said: “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope.” (Psalm 130:5)

S.T.O.P. = is the foundation for victorious living.

SURRENDER, to the Lordship of Jesus.

TRUST that God loves you and that He wants to give you His best.

OBEY: determine that you will do what ever God tells you to do.

PRAY: really pray, until you are assured that God is going to answer your prayer and meet your need.

Don’t get ahead of God wanting an immediate answer because when you do, you always settle for less then God’s best.

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