“This is our God and he will save us.” We must learn to wait on the Lord when all is dark. “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isa.40:31)
We must wait when tumult and trouble surround us in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye” (Lk.24:49) Bidding us to wait for him, is away of the Lord’s dealing with us ”And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Gal.6:9)
Waiting circumstances. It was a waiting time for the godly in Judah when Isaiah wrote these words.
In their own country, luxury and shortsightedness were plainly leading people on to some terrible doom “He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes,” (Jh.12:40)
In the nations around them the cup of iniquity was getting full, judgment was falling on one another.
Every person who believed in the covenant was put into silence and waiting. There are many things about us we are unable to reason out.
All about us are painful mystery, we can only wait, but, let us keep a firm hold on truth, faithfulness, and the love of God while we wait “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering;” (Heb 10:23)
Yes, we may know that God does a part of his work of grace in us, by placing us in waiting circumstance.
People like Jacob, Moses, David, and Simeon, and a host of others had to wait, and often wait long, for the fulfillment of their hope.
Their are often times when we can do nothing, we can only sit and watch the storm fill the sky.
There are times when we put aside many thing in our busy life. Times when our way seemed to be walled up, no door would open, no sign of the guiding hand appeared, we could only wait.
Remember, circumstance are our God’s arrangement, and waiting does God’s work.
Life itself is one great waiting, and the earth itself is but in waiting as well “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.” (Rom.8:22)
We must have a waiting Waiting attitudes. We must have a attitude of prayer.
Our soul must be open before the Lord, we must be on looking, and up-looking toward God “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” (Ps.121:1)
We must be humble, and we must ask for light and help from the Lord. “And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” (Acts 9:6)
Waiting never becomes weary work, or bitter work, until we cease to pray. Jesus said “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mt.26:41)
We must have the attitude of sure expectancy.
Waiting ought to become watching in strong faith and assured hope, watching like that of David, when he could sing out of his confidence and say, “Yet the Lord will command his loving-kindness in the daytime.” (Ps.40:8)
We must remember, God’s time to bless is never more than a little way off “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.” (Ja.5:7)
We must have the attitude of keeping on in the way of truth and righteousness. Whether we find them, pay or not pay. Doing right, even if it does seem to bring suffering.
If, while we wait, we faint in spirit, let us take good care never to faint from righteousness “hold fast that which is good.” (I.Thess.5:21)
We have a real consolations. We may be quite sure in spirit that God is in the waiting. Nearer than ever to us in the hours of delay “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” (Ps.27:14)
If the waiting is God’s, if it belongs to the mysterious ways of the divine love, then waiting-time are blessed.
Waiting may be a gracious agency for the culture of our soul, and oftentimes better things are done for us in the waiting than in the miserable times, in waiting hours “But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” (Ja.1:4)