Wait on the Lord Bible Verses

Wait on the Lord Bible Verses

Wait on the Lord - Scripture Quotes for Waiting upon God

Read Bible verses about how and why to "wait on the Lord." Be inspired by the Word of God to be patient in hope and faith. Let us trust in God and wait upon Him!

"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." (Isaiah 40:31)

"Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!" (Psalm 27:14)

Transcribed from the video above:

Garrett Kell: I think about waiting on the Lord, there's a particular passage in the Book of Psalms, Psalm 130 verses five and six say, "I wait for the Lord, my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than the watchman for the morning, more than the watchman for the morning." Waiting upon the Lord there's a believing trust that God's in control of everything and that he knows what we don't know and he sees what we don't see. So in light of that we can step back and say, God, your timing is going to be best.

Another passage that I often refer to as First Peter 5:5 speaking of humbling ourselves under the mighty hand of God that he may exalt us at the proper time. So whether we're waiting on a spouse or a job or maybe a sickness to go away or whatever it is that we're facing, there's a constant trust where we say, God, I'm waiting for your time and I'm resting in you and in your sovereignty, knowing that you love your children and you care for them and that you know when I'm ready for something and what it is that I'm ready for. So I'm going to trust you.

A lot of times, while we're waiting on the Lord, say now what do I do? Do I just sit back and just do nothing and what I've found and when you look through the scriptures, it seems that while we're waiting on big answers for questions that we have, let's be faithful in what it is that we do know that we're supposed to be doing. And as we do that, oftentimes I find that the Lord is answering some of our questions that we have or things that we're waiting for in that. So it's in our obedience and following what we do know that oftentimes we discover the answers to the things that we don't know. Or that God uses that to put us in the right place to bring about some of the things that we've been waiting on. So patient waiting on the Lord, isn't some kind of passive thing but it's an active engagement with what we already do know, trusting that God will guide us where he wants us.

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Isaiah 40:28-31 NIV

28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

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Psalm 27:13-14 NIV

13 I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

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Psalm 37:7 NIV

7 Be still before the Lordand wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

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Micah 7:7 NIV

7 But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.

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Matthew 6:33 NIV

33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

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Hosea 12:6 NIV

6 But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.

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Lamentations 3:25-26 NIV

25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; 26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

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Isaiah 64:4 NIV

4 Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.

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Psalm 130:5-6 NIV

5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. 6 I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.

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Psalm 25:4-5 NIV

4 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. 5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

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Isaiah 30:18 NIV

18 Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!

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Psalm 119:105 NIV

105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

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Ephesians 3:20 NIV

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

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Hebrews 4:16 NIV

16 Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

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Philippians 4:7-13 NIV

7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. 10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

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