Waiting on God is where a lot of us are in our lives right now. We wait for healing (emotionally and physically). We wait for our relationship to improve, we wait for a job, we wait for some indication of what God would like us to be doing with our lives or where he would like us to be in this world. We wait for help, we wait to help others, we wait for our life to change in such a way as to find fulfillment, joy or happiness. But the bottom line is that we wait.

The question which perhaps we need to consider is “How do we wait on God?” I’ve dealt with this idea in the past, but here are some new suggestions from God’s word. You may remember reading the passage from Psalm 27:14 which says, “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” (KJV) There are some interesting points which you might not have thought of before in reading this passage.

In this passage, David tells us how to wait. He said, “Wait on the Lord, be of good courage”. The Hebrew word for courage here has this definition: “to strengthen, prevail, harden, be strong, become strong, be courageous, be firm, grow firm,” (Strong’s Dictionary of the New Testament).

This “courage” then carries the idea of waiting with commitment. It is having made up our minds to dig in our heels and stand fast in our belief in God and his power over the universe, no matter what. There will be no circumstances, no difficulty which is going to change the way we believe in our all powerful God.

If we understand this concept, then perhaps we need to ask ourselves, “What am I willing to put up with”, “what am I willing to suffer”, “for how long am I willing to wait for my answer or my deliverance” and most important, “What if I never receive my answer or deliverance in this life?”

Think about the message found in Hebrews 11. You most likely are familiar with verses 1-3 which read: “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” (NIV)

Then in Hebrews 11:4-11 we see a list of people who waited on God. People like Able, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Sarah. But notice especially verse 13 which says; “All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.” (NIV)

You see, these folks discovered the key to waiting with commitment! They never received that for which they were waiting, but they realized that the earth was not really their home. They realized who was really in control.

Last night my wife and I had dinner with some old and dear friends who drove from Indiana to visit with us. Our discussion at one point turned to the condition of our world and the difficulties so many of us were going through. I commented to them, “Isn’t it great that we don’t have to stay here forever, that we have something better to look forward to?”

How about you, to what are you looking forward to in your future, what are you truly waiting for? For me an old hymn sums it up when it says, “My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus blood and righteousness”.

For what are you waiting? My prayer is that you may find the courage, commitment and the faith in you heart to wait upon the Lord.

By Russ Lawson

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