What a foreign concept waiting is... Think about it, do you know anyone who is truly good at waiting? Waiting feels like such a waste of time, after all, we are taught to stay busy and active. Heaven forbid if we should sit and do nothing!
Yet, the Bible verses that talk about waiting don't have a lot of action taking place. Instead they all mention the purpose of waiting.
In waiting there is supposed to be joy. Imagine that...it is not the virtue that comes to mind when I think of waiting. Col 1:11 says we learn about God's strength and power in our lives and that we learn patience and long suffering with joy when we wait.
Isaiah 40:31 Says we renew our strength, learn to fly, run like a winner, and walk like a hiker when we wait on God.
James 5: 7-8 talks about the waiting on a tree to bear fruit and the early and latter rain required to make it happen best. Apply that to what you are waiting on; children growing up to love God or your marriage partner as you both grow toward God.
When you wait on God he promises to show his strength, power, grace, mercy, and perfect judgement, and we are blessed. Isaiah 30:18
My soul waits so I recognize God as my help and shield. Psalm 33: 20-22
While I wait and keep HIS way; there is reward after. Psalm 37:34
In waiting I learn to put my expectations in God. Psalm 62:5...and to listen to his reproof for a better solution. Hab. 2:1-3
We as humans are unable to see and hear what God is doing while we wait. Isaiah 64:4
Our senses are not whole. So we must learn to wait. It is true, the best things in life come to those who wait.
Do you wait well?
What are the things that make you learn to wait?
Are you truly waiting if you are still striving and busy?
What do you do while you wait?