Wait on God, 23FEB – #1083

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Wait on God.

Wait out the situation. 

Wait for Him to give direction. 

Wait for you to actually hear.

Wait until He gives you the all clear.

Listen and follow, go not stuck but sure.

Listen to His uncommon sense make your common sense become crystal clear. 

And I’m just talking about waiting out a SNOWSTORM, but this is truth for ALL SEASONS:  Psalm 27:14 – “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” 

YES! WAIT FOR THE LORD.  In ALL things. All activities. All scarythings and good things alike. All strife. All life. In things that are unpalatable, stop eating – in stuff that doesn’t make sense, stop doing – in stuff falling from the sky, put up an umbrella – in stuff falling around you, put on the armor of God.

If it is scary to drive in snow, don’t. If it’s better to wait for the plow, then wait! If you have to venture out, make sure to pray it out. If you can wait it out, wait. And wait. Listen. If you know how to go then go.

If it is a wonder whether, then wait for God to answer. If you feel lost, wait for direction. If you have to venture out, make sure to pray it out. If you can wait it out, wait. And wait. Listen. Then GO. Go with God.

Waiting doesn’t mean doing nothing. 

Yesterday, was supposed to be rain, and it was wet snow.  (SO PRETTY). I am not afraid of snowstorms but respect the situation and either wait or venture carefully. Yesterday 9am snow, 3 quick inches in a few hours. Was I worried? No, I was BOTH super busy already at work so barely had time to worry even if the window showed the best snow show AND I knew the conditions would improve with a plow blazing the way and salt to melt the way and temperatures to rise. I knew to proceed with careful driving when it actually was time to go. It was good and fine leaving normal time, not wasting time worrying.

That’s waiting on the Lord: Good and fine. Be busy in your work in the meantime. Don’t sweat the small distractions stuff, keep working. FOLLOW JESUS – FOLLOW THE WAY.  Let Jesus blaze your trail, make your paths straight. Let SALT stay tasty and liven up the path, let salt in conversations melt the scene. And be careful when the Lord says LET’S GO. Proceed with Christ. He is NOT slow to answer. 

Wait and then go with grace. That’s better than going in haste.

God gives good things, therefore why wouldn’t He give you of His Time. 

Pray in the meantime. Pray all the time, the Talking Time is on God’s Dime.

Amen 


(PS – this year there are many activities which slowed to a halt and many which didn’t happen. I think it is a great time to hone our listening and decide upon what path God will provide.)


Here are more great scriptures for waiting on the Lord, which I pulled off the web:

Psalm 27:14

Wait for the Lord;

Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.

Psalm 130:5

I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope.

Psalm 37:34

Wait for the Lord and keep His way,

And He will exalt you to inherit the land;

When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

Psalm 37:7

Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Psalm 39:7

And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.

Lamentations 3:25

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.

Psalm 40:1

I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.

Micah 7:7

But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.

Psalm 62:5

My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him.

Psalm 31:24

Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the Lord.

Psalm 33:20

Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.

Psalm 38:15

For I hope in You, O Lord; You will answer, O Lord my God.

Isaiah 40:31

Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

Jeremiah 42:7

Now at the end of ten days the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah.

Lamentations 3:26

It is good that he waits silently for the salvation of the Lord.

Psalm 130:6

My soul waits for the Lord

More than the watchmen for the morning; Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.

Isaiah 30:18

Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.

Psalm 5:3

In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.

2 Thessalonians 3:5

May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.

Psalm 25:5

Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.

Psalm 106:13

They quickly forgot His works; They did not wait for His counsel,

Psalm 104:27

They all wait for You To give them their food in due season.

Psalm 25:3

Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.

Romans 8:25

But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

Psalm 59:3

For behold, they have set an ambush for my life;

Fierce men launch an attack against me,

Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O Lord,

James 5:7

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.

1 Corinthians 11:33

So then, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.

Hebrews 6:15

And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise.

Galatians 5:5

For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness.

Isaiah 33:2

O Lord, be gracious to us; we have waited for You. Be their strength every morning, Our salvation also in the time of distress.

James 5:8

You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.

Hebrews 10:36

For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.

Jude 1:21

Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

Numbers 9:8

Moses therefore said to them, “Wait, and I will listen to what the Lord will command concerning you.”

Psalm 69:3

I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Isaiah 8:17

And I will wait for the Lord who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.

Proverbs 8:34

“Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts.

(Scripture Source: https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Waiting-On-The-Lord )

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